Description of problem:
The latest version (as of 07/23/14) of java-1.7.0-oracle-plugin for RHEL5 does not work under RHEL5, as it appears that it was compiled/linked against a version of GLIBC that is not compatible with RHEL5.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum install firefox java-1.7.0-oracle java-1.7.0-oracle-plugin
$ firefox LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-oracle-184.108.40.206.x86_64/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so [/usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-oracle-220.127.116.11.x86_64/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so)]
Firefox successfully loads the java plugin
I realize that Oracle java is technically unsupported by Red Hat, but it's silly to have a package in a RHEL5 software channel that does not actually work in RHEL5. If the resources are not available to rebuild the package then it would probably be best to remove java-1.7.0-oracle-plugin from the RHEL5 "third-party-oracle" software channel all together and issue a statement saying that it will no longer be available.
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