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Old 03-01-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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installing Java on Firefox with Debian (I know, I've searched...)

Sorry to ask you to hammer this nail again, but...

I run Debian with kernel 2.4.27-1-386, and I use firefox. I'm trying to install Java, and have installed the non-rpm java... I think. The good news is I have that shared library file sitting in:


And I found my firefox plugins directory here:


I went to root and made that link (the ln- one) so that now, when I use the File Browser, I can find:


But it labels it as a type "link to shared library" rather than just a "shared library," so I think that's good too. So I restarted XWindows, opened FireFox, typed "aboutlugins" and get that I have no installed plugins. Grrrrrr...

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
Old 03-01-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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my jdk is a litle older (1.4.2) but the plugin in
seems to work with the latest mozila and firefox
do you have a directory like that?
also there is a "debian" way to do java by adding to your sources list
Old 03-02-2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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I tried the library in ns7 and the library in ns7-gcc29; neither work. You mention a "debian" way of doing the java dance with I'm all ears...

Old 03-02-2005, 01:13 AM   #4
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Hey, after some more reading, I got java working via (something like that). Thanks for your help!



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