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Old 10-23-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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bad java link to firefox


I have a plugin link to an older version of Firefox that I think I need to remove. I made a new link from the new version of Firefox to my Java Runtime Enviroment, but it no worky. Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this.
http://hotpepperman.gotdns.com:1900/ZeusControl.html
 
Old 10-23-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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So you made a link to the jre in the Firefox plugins directory:
Code:
ln -s /path/to/j2re/plugin/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /path/to/firefox/plugins
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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I did this . . .
ln -s /home/cheryl/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplgin_oji.so
from the Firefox plugin directory.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 06:17 AM   #4
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What is the output of "ls -l" in the Firefox plugins directory?

Does the plugin show up in "aboutlugins" in Firefox itself?

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Old 10-24-2005, 09:04 PM   #5
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/usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/plugins/libjavaplgin_oji.so
This was not in plugins folder before I followed above commands.
I also see the same here . .
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0.6/plugins/libjavaplgin_oji.so
from the 1st time I tried to make the link.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 02:14 AM   #6
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I think that you may be linking to the wrong file: The link seems to be pointing to the firefox plugins directory, rather than the actual jave plugin.

Otherwise, the output of ls -l should look something like this:
Code:
ls -l /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     39 2005-06-23 10:41 libjavaplugin.so -> /usr/lib/java/plugin/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
The above is from my computer, the paths on yours may be different.

I hope this helps
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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I tried to reverse the above command and I get the message file exsist. How can I delete bad link and start again ?
 
Old 10-26-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
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Just delete it using rm. You will need to be root.

What do you mean by "reverse the above command".

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Old 10-26-2005, 01:25 AM   #9
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It looks like you need a destination for the ln command. Try:

Code:
ln -s /home/cheryl/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplgin_oji.so .
from the Firefox plugins directory. The "." at the end stands for your current directory.
 
  


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