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Old 01-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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14.0 does not behave like 12.0 with respect to java.


Hi: in chessgames.com I always could follow the game of the day with slackware 12.0. Now with 14.0 I can't. A member there says I must update java. What is the difference with 12.0 in this respect or how do I update java?
 
Old 01-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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First, in 14.0 the java was removed from the distribution. So you need to manually install the java plugin. Search the web for Slackware java plugin installation instructions.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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Keep in mind that due to a serious security hole it is not recommended at this time to activate Java in your browser.
Other than that, you can either use the Slackbuild script in /extra to build a Java package, or you just download the OpenJDK and icedtea packages from AlienBob.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that due to a serious security hole it is not recommended at this time to activate Java in your browser.
Could you provide more details or a link about this please.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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I already was at the slackware wiki and read the notice about java having been discontinuated. I'm following the instructions. Slackware 14.0 (I had 12.0) is becoming a real headache for me! I debuted with ridicoulus tiny fonts in the console screen. And from there on, inconvenience after inconvenience. And I did it because so many people here advised me go to 14.0! Damn world ever changing faster and faster. The change for the change.
 
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Could you provide more details or a link about this please.
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs...ng-ransomware/
http://fossforce.com/2013/01/how-to-...java-in-linux/
 
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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Could you provide more details or a link about this please.
The USA "Homeland Security " issued a Warning
http://www.zdnet.com/homeland-securi...aw-7000009713/

it looks like Oracle has known about the 0-day hole since August
and decided NOT to fix it
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/0...ng-ransomware/

Nothing is going to get them off a 6 month bug/security fix cycle
so live with out Oracle Java

use OpenJDK

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