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Bug 195552 - Java 1.5.0 plugin installation instructions broken
Java 1.5.0 plugin installation instructions broken
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2006-06-15 14:45 EDT by Andrew Long
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-13 09:26:22 EDT
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Description Andrew Long 2006-06-15 14:45:56 EDT
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- directory, but that also failed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox, Java JRE 1.5.0_07, Kernel 2.6.16-1.2133

How reproducible:
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

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Actual results:
Sun page fails to detect plugin

Expected results:
should show an applet with a dancing duke image and summary information about
the plugin

Additional info:
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2007-04-13 09:26:22 EDT
Please complain at java.com site. We can't fix their package. btw. 64-bit java
plug-in for firefox doesn't exist.

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