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Old 06-11-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Java Plugin issue in Centos 5 (RedHat 5)


Just installed Centos 5 and attempted to browse a website. Linux replied that I needed Java plugin and if I wanted to download and install it. I clicked 'yes'. Linux informed it cannot do it and a manual install was
necessary. It displayed a web page from SUN with the
plugin to download ...I downloaded the plugin in /usr/local and followed SUN's install instructions ...
until it says install rpm.... When I attempted to install the rpm it replied as follows:

[root@localhost ~]# cd /usr/local
[root@localhost local]# ls
bin games jre-6u1-linux-i586.rpm lib lost+found share
etc include jre-6u1-linux-i586-rpm.bin libexec sbin src
[root@localhost local]# rpm -iv jre-6u1-linux-i586.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package jre-1.6.0_01-fcs is already installed
[root@localhost local]#

As noted above these are 2 different packages, judging by the name... Am I missing something?

How can resolve this java issue so that I can browse the website which requires it. ...

Thanks for any suggestion and/or assistance.

Old 06-11-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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[root@localhost local]# rpm -iv jre-6u1-linux-i586.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package jre-1.6.0_01-fcs is already installed
This says Sun's JRE is installed........ but you need to create the symbolic link in the /usr/lib/mozilla directory as per;


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