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Old 08-23-2002, 09:04 AM   #1
tn1681
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Java plugin for Netscape version 4.5


o.k.

I have an application that runs out of the Netscape browser.
However....
I need the newest version of the java plugin.

So....

I download j2re-1_4_0_01-solaris-sparc.sh (this is a SPARC solaris box) sorry.
Anyway...

Run the program.

Now I have available...

/home/xxxxxx/j2re1.4.0_01/plugin/sparc/ns4 (plugin).

I have removed all existing paths and attempted to reestablish the env path...

setenv NPX_PLUGIN_PATH $HOME/.netscape/plugins:/

All one line...

When I check it at the browser, no path for plugin....

What did I miss.....

Thanks.
 
Old 08-23-2002, 10:42 AM   #2
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Did you make a symlink in your ~/.netscape/plugins director to point to java plugin?
cd ~/.netscape/plugins
ln -sf ~/j2re1.4.0_01/plugin/sparc/ns4/pluginsblahblahblah.so
And I am not sure if the older versions of netscape support local plugins directory, you might want to add the symlink into system-wide netscape plugins directory. Somewhere like /opt/netscape/plugins - it is your/sysadmins choice on where to install netscape, so make use of find to find the system-wide netscape plugins directory
find / -name -type d plugins -print something along these lines.
 
  


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