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Old 10-26-2006, 01:47 AM   #16
JAdj
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Originally Posted by IBall
A symlink is short for Symbolic Link. They are basically the same as a shortcut on Windows.

Read about Hard and Soft Links if you want to know more about links on Unix systems

I hope this helps
--Ian
I already knew what soft and a hard links are, but when you shortened it as symlink I got confused. Now I won't anymore lol.

Thanks to both of you for the explanation!
 
Old 10-26-2006, 07:07 AM   #17
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Can I ask another question?

I put firefox 2.0 in a new folder /opt/firefox and copied plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins into /opt/firefox/plugins, but when using firefox 2.0 java runtime is not detected, and I'm asked to install it whereas when I run the old firefox version Java is detected without problem.

So should I install java again or is there a way I can use the already installed one?
 
Old 10-26-2006, 08:24 AM   #18
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So should I install java again or is there a way I can use the already installed one?
You shouldn't need to reinstall - what you need to do is create a sybmolic link in your /home/<username>/.firefox/plugins directory called "libjavaplugin_oji.so" that points to the existing java plugin in your JRE/plugins directory (mine happens to be at /usr/lib/j2sdk1.4.2_04/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32)

I THINK there's a better explanation for this either on the Sun website or at Mozilla.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 08:53 AM   #19
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This is what I did! I copied the symbolic link from old /plugins directory to the new one.

I did it again now using konqueror, instead of using cp command from terminal, and it worked. I suppose I had to use one option for cp, am i right?


Thanks, anyway for your reply
 
  


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