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green_squirrel 02-19-2005 03:15 AM

Java Plugin for Firefox on FC3
OK, Anyone want to give step-by-step instructions on getting the Java Plugin to work with Firefox on a Fedora 3 system?

My current system is up to date, but the Java seems to be a problem for me.

reddazz 02-19-2005 04:24 AM

You need to create a symlink to your java plugin as follows,
#ln -s /opt/jdk1.5.0_01/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/local/firefox/plugins/
change the paths so that they are the same as the ones on your system.

rickict 02-20-2005 09:18 AM

hi reddaz is do you have any ideas why after installing JRE and it works fine on the internet. and when typing about:plugins in browser bar i get all the right java plugin info .
all seems well but if at a bash shell i type $ java -version i get an error. and when i try to install a RPM that needs java as a dependent it will not install saying that java is not installed is there some link missing somewhere? any help would be great thanks

reddazz 02-20-2005 10:10 AM

What version of java did you install and what type of package was it. If you didn't install an rpm, then it won't be recognised by RPM as being installed.

rickict 02-20-2005 02:23 PM

thanks for reply
I installed Java using RPM the java ver is 1.5.0_01
the program im trying to install is saying that it needs 1.4 but this souldn't matter i wouldn't have thought, should it ???
but by typing $ java -version should i get a reponse from this command ??

reddazz 02-20-2005 02:38 PM

Nope not necessarily, you need to add the following to your .bash_profile
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/jre/bin
If the program needs java 1.4, there is a chance that it maky work with 1.5. You can force the installation (rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps) then try to run the program and if it doesn't run, post the errors.

rickict 02-20-2005 04:00 PM

:D thanks very much after setting my path i was able to get $ java -version to work (not that thats a big deal. but its nice to know WHY stuff doesn't work) anyway i still had to force the RPM installation but it worked a treat.
thanks again

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