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Old 05-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
Brian Ryans
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SOLVED - Java Plugin not working - Iceweasel 2.0.0.3, Java RE 1.6.0.01


Problem is solved. I added contrib and non-free to my sources.list, apt-get update, then installed Java 5 from aptitude. Not the shiniest, but it'll work for my needs. I'm not at my laptop right onw so I can't post the exact package names. I think they begin with sun-java5 though.

I have installed the Sun Java Runtime 1.6 on this computer, and followed the instructions (using the Mozilla 1.4 enabling instructions) at http://www.java.com/en/download/help...selfextracting carefully. Everything proceeds as normal except when it comes time to restart the browser and test it. I get a message that Java isn't installed correctly.

I've checked that I'm using the correct directory for my browser -- /usr/lib/iceweasel -- and ensured that I ran the install as root. I'm just stumped on what to do now.

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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what i do is make a symlink from:

/usr/lib/java/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

symlink this item to wherever iceweasel's plugin directory is...

the path may vary depending on where libjavaplugin_oji.so is...
 
Old 05-11-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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I did that already, and it was a no-go.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Are you really using Sarge (ver 3.1). What you should be doing is upgrading toEtch (ver 4.0)

Installing Java is trivial ... Set your sources.list temporarily to Testing and ...
aptitude install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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I'm using Etch currently, but I'll try to add testing to my sources.list. My bad on not stating what version of Debian I was using.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:51 AM   #6
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I'm using Etch currently, but I'll try to add testing to my sources.list. My bad on not stating what version of Debian I was using.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 03:26 PM   #7
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IF you add testing, you'll end up with Lenny, not Etch (Etch was promoted to stable a few weeks ago). And before moving to a new release, you should run and apt-get update & apt-get dist-upgrade.

btw, I'm sure that jdk/jre6 are available for Etch as well.

Last edited by jay73; 05-11-2007 at 03:27 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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He'll only get Lenny if he does a dist-upgrade with "testing" in the sources.list. Of course, that's always my recommendation for Home Desktop users anyway.

By changing to Testing only temporarily, he could pull in Java6, then Change the sources.list back to Stable(etch). I thing Etch only includes Java5.

Nevertheless, while I'm confident it would work in this case, introducing new programs into the Debian Stable release is generally a bad idea.
 
  


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