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mozilla + java-1.5.0 = not working for me [solved]

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okay here is my problem:

I have been trying to get java to work with mozilla 1.7

so i downloaded java from the sun site.

I copied the file to usr/Java/ and ran the program as it said in the instructions that I found here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml

So i preformed the following actions:

# chmod a+x jre-1_5_0-linux-i586-rpm.bin

 

next

 

# ./jre-1_5_0-linux-i586-rpm.bin

 

now here is where an rpm is supposed to be created but i dont get an rpm created... i get:

jre-1_5_0-linux-i586-rpm.bin*

and a directory

jre1.5.0_01/

 

so i tried to install the plugin into my mozilla browser thinking maybe the rpm step may have been omitted.

 

Now i so next i changed the directory to my mozilla plugin directory

# cd usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.11/plugins/

 

then i tried to link the java directory to mozilla

# ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so .

 

so i checked the directory to see if it was installed.. and it was listed there.

 

I obened up mozilla and tried to open a site to see if java worked and i got nothing... it was just the page stating that i need a plugin to install in order for java to work.

 

Any help?

 

oh yeah i also did the same installation for the usr/mozilla/plugins/ directory... as i read on here that someone else did the same and got java to work.

 

But it didnt work for me.

 

Any help at all would be apprecitated.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Edited by avogodro

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I've had exactly the same problem that you've experienced when installing directly from the bin file. It is a shell script which extracts and installs the jre....rpm file.

 

I would suggest, this:

 

rpm -qa | grep jre

 

based on the results from the command above, type:

 

urpme packagename

 

to remove. Wherever you downloaded the .bin file to, there will be an extracted jre....rpm file. You can install this using:

 

rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm

 

but make sure you're set in the directory where it is, or type the full path to it. Alternatively, just browse to it within your desktop and double-click it to install. Then create the symlink using the ln -s as before.

 

And if that doesn't work, follow these instructions:

 

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#rpm

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I've had exactly the same problem that you've experienced when installing directly from the bin file. It is a shell script which extracts and installs the jre....rpm file.

 

I would suggest, this:

...

This did not work for me... and i have already tried the java site for instructions. Now the program is locked! Hmm!!! I unfortunately do not have a Very strong programming background...

Thanks

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Okay i swear I have done this process once.... I uninstalled jre* and deleted it all from my filesystem...

then i reinstalled it....

and low and behold i get an rpm file to install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY.... now i link it to my browser and it works perfectly!!!!

Thanks for the assistance!!

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I am trying to install the java runtime environment from the sun website to my Firefox 2.0.0.3. I followed the instructions from http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#rpm.

 

But when I opened my firefox browser and browse to http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp, the page displays but the applet doesn't load.

 

Any help on this?

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I am trying to install the java runtime environment from the sun website to my Firefox 2.0.0.3. I followed the instructions from http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#rpm.

 

But when I opened my firefox browser and browse to http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp, the page displays but the applet doesn't load.

 

Any help on this?

 

Finally, I was able to install the plugin to my Firefox browser. Here are the steps I did:

1) Execute the steps in http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#rpm.

2) For the instruction in http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#enable, make a link of the java directory to firefox and mozilla by executing the commands below:

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/										  <-- (mozilla directory)
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so		<-- (jre version is 1.6.0_01)
cd /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3/plugins/									<-- (firefox directory)
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

3) Go to Edit > Preferences. Under Content category > Select Enable Java.

Edited by Arvin Juan

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