Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 195552
Java 1.5.0 plugin installation instructions broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:35 EST
Description of problem:
Downloaded the JRE 1.5.0_07 for i386, as instructed by the Java download page
(http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp). I created a link to the plugin from
directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. However, the Sun Java test page when Firefox
is restarted does not find the JRE. I've tried linking it into the
usr/lib64/firefox-184.108.40.206/plugins directory, but that also failed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox 220.127.116.11, Java JRE 1.5.0_07, Kernel 2.6.16-1.2133
a) Install JRE from sun rpm into /usr/java.
b) cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
c) ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre1.5.0_07/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
d) Close and Restart Firefox
e) go to http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp to test the plugin
Steps to Reproduce:
Sun page fails to detect plugin
should show an applet with a dancing duke image and summary information about
Please complain at java.com site. We can't fix their package. btw. 64-bit java
plug-in for firefox doesn't exist.