For my netbanking, I needed the java VM plugin. This was already installedd via Yast so I made the symlink to the plugin in my Firefox plugin map.
But then I couldn't start Firefox anymore. I checked the version: java2-jre1.4.2.
I downloaded the newest version of jre from Sun but when I want to upgrade the older version via Yast, the 2 packages have different names: 'java2-jre' for the old version and 'jre' for the new version. So I can't upgrade the old version. I wanted to delete the old version and install the new, but I'm not able to do, because of dependencies. (OpenOffice)
I just installed version 1.5, made the symlink in my Firefox plugins and a symlink in /usr/bin to the newer version of jre.
Firefox works but now both packages are installed. Isn't there a better way to solve this?
OS is Suse 9.1, Firefox is 1.0