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Old 08-10-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
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Trying To Get Java To Work For Mozilla

I have downloaded and installed j2re-1_4_2-linux-i586.rpm

when I enter whereis java it displays:

java: /usr/bin/java /usr/include/java /usr/share/java

Now i read the other post and it talked of a /java/plguins/ file or something

Cant find it in any of the folders...

I originally tried to install it thru the netscape plugin installer but it is installing it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but my mozilla folder is in /usr/local/mozilla and the plugins is in then /usr/local/mozilla/plugins but the installer will not let u specify the installer folder...very frustrating.
Ive been trying for a while now

anyone can help?
need anymore information?

thanks in advance
Old 08-10-2003, 12:31 AM   #2
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Look inside your java directory which is in /usr, within that java directory there is a directory named plugins. That is where the plugin is. Create a symbolic link to this file in your mozilla plugins directory. Use this command:
ln -s java/plugins/ mozilla/plugins/
Notice I left out the directories that java and mozilla are in. You'll have to locate them in /usr.
The file java you found w/ whereis is an executable like all the files in /usr/bin or /bin. You must locate java in the install directory which is /usr/java or /usr/local/java.
Old 08-10-2003, 01:04 AM   #3
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What u told me worked perfectly thank you.

Now after all that i realize maybe thats not what i need. The file i am trying to get to work is application/x-java-vm or whatever. Any advice on that? know where i can get that file?
Old 08-10-2003, 04:55 AM   #4
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Mate i too had the same error message check my tread out

its your version that you have downloaded and also you will need to create what we call a symbol link

my tread will tell you how to.

let me know too.
Old 08-10-2003, 01:47 PM   #5
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My version of mozilla needs to be changed your saying?
what version number will work?


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