How do I fix a broken Symbolic Link?
I am running Netscape 7.1 on RedHat 8.0. Some of the website I visit use Java applets, and the JRE was not included in the Netscape install. I went to the Netscape site to get the plugin which directed me to the Sun site for the actual download. I was able to install the downloaded file and the resulting plugin was placed exactly where the instructions said it would be.
The instructions also said to do not copy the plugin program to the plugin directory, but to create a sybolic link, or pages containing applets would fail. When I created the link it shows on the ls display as blinking red, and in nautilus shows as a broken link.
Here are the commands I used to create the link. I am logged in as root.
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
The program does exist in the target directory with permissions 755. The broken link has permissions 777.
Any help would be appreciated. I normally try all I can think of to resolve issues like this myself but even after RTFM I couldn't find an answer.