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Old 12-17-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
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problem with java


Hello,

I spent ages tring to install jre

i downloaded the self-extracting version and followed all the instructions, and installed it alright.


http://java.com/en/download/help/500...selfextracting


and also made the symbolic link in firefox plugins folder.


But it still says im missing the plugins at the verifications page.




thanks in advance
 
Old 12-17-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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Did you get any errors trying to set the links?

If you enter in firefox/mozilla plugins folder 'n' do
Code:
ls -a
the link is pointing to the right file in jre's path?

Check if the link is pointing to right place



Regards
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Are you for certain they are Java-related plugins? I know there are some plugins you just can't get for Firefox (like wmplayer plugins for Windows media). Also, make sure you've installed the Flash plugin.

 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:18 AM   #4
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umm I get this

Code:
snutter@debian:~$ cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
snutter@debian:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins$ ls -a
.                          libtotem-complex-plugin.so
..                         libtotem-complex-plugin.xpt
flashplayer.xpt            libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
ja_JP.eucJP                libtotem-gmp-plugin.xpt
libflashplayer.so          libtotem-mully-plugin.so
libjavaplugin_oji.so       libtotem-mully-plugin.xpt
libtotem-basic-plugin.so   libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
libtotem-basic-plugin.xpt  libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.xpt
can you explain what this line does

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so .

what is a .so extension?

thanks
 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:25 AM   #5
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i haven't made a symbollic link in my epiphany plugins folder, but for some reason java works on that browser.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 08:22 AM   #6
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Check that /usr/java indeed have a 'jre1.5.0' folder

Also, 'mozilla' folder in /usr/lib doesn't (but it could be) have to be referred to Firefox, the Firefox plugins folder should be /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox or /usr/lib/firefox if you have one of those, make the symbolic link in those folders

About your question, this line is to create the symbolic link...:
Code:
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so


Regards
 
Old 12-19-2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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If you are running Debian Testing or Sid just do:
apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-plugin

or do man java-package
 
  


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