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Old 01-01-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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Question about Java Install


Hi all,
I am currently running Mandy 9 with Netscape 7.01 - I have couple of sites that when I visit them say they need the new Java 1.4.1 update- I have installed both jre2 and SDK. In JRE I created directory to install it under /usr/java
ON SDK I let it install to defualt.
Now for some reason I am unable to get it work in Netscape.

I think what the problem is that Netscape does not see the new plugin-
I don't know how make sure it sees it. I looked under prefernces but nothing there to help me point it to it.
Maybe I need to put it in a bin file?

Is there a way I can get this to work-

One of the sites is a banking insitution and some of the options require this jave in order for it to work.

Thanks,
 
Old 01-01-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
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you'll need to create a symlink from the libjavasomething_oji.so library to the plugin directory for netscape /usr/local/netscape/plugins or somethign similar
 
Old 01-01-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

:)

You'll wanna link this to there:

/path/to/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610
And link the:
libjavaplugin_oji.so
to the above directory. So:
ln -s /path/to/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

You might also have a Netscape plugin directory, try:
whereis netscape
And then check the directories, but I think that NS uses mozilla plugin directory so you should be fine with just the above.

After you do the symlink do:
about:plugins

See if the java shows up

Cool

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Old 01-01-2003, 11:48 AM   #4
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Bah! Acid, you are so much better at non-long winded answers than I am

Cool
 
Old 01-01-2003, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thanks Master C, I will try this out now.

Thanks Acid- you try very hard but this newbie an't where you are just yet-
I really apreciate the effort to help, Lord knows we need it from everyone when trying to learn this system.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 12:09 PM   #6
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http://www.fiddlesticks.com/show383.html
 
Old 01-01-2003, 12:13 PM   #7
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or maybe the same question asked many many times on this site...
 
Old 01-01-2003, 04:01 PM   #8
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Thanks macewan!!!!
I now have java running in Netscape 7.01 and man I am not sure why but things look a lot cleaner?

Anyhow I think I most of the functions working at the bank. :}
 
Old 02-12-2003, 03:09 AM   #9
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For beginners

I'm new to linux and was pulling my hair out trying to install java. I found this guide which helped me a TON:

http://home.bredband.no/gaulyk/java/...avaredhat.html

It says its to install the SDK on RedHat 7.2, however, I used this guide, plus some general logic to install JUST the sun java runtimes (no SDK) on my RedHat 8.0 system and mozilla. The hardest part was tweaking the paths for the symbolic link to work. All is well w/ java now!

The commands seem pretty standard... i dont see why this guide wouldn't be a good aid w/ most distros.

Hope this helps!

mike

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