Monday, March 17, 2008

Plugins for Firefox 2 on OpenSUSE - resolved

Ha! Fixed.

Despite the Mozilla Foundation telling you to install the Java Runtime like this:

su root
password: yourrootpasswordhere
cd /usr/java/
chmod x+a jre-6u5-linux-i585-rpm.bin

It won't work. But if you follow the rest of these instructions it should. Assuming you want Java in a directory called /usr/java/ and you downloaded the thing to desktop by default, that is. Read the EULA, press space to scroll, type yes at the prompt.

rpm -iv ./jre-6u5-i586-linux.rpm
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/

Now, going by the official documentation, you would think this was time to restart the browser and call it a day. But it won't work. So you need to:

cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/

Now it will. Does anyone think this could be more user friendly?

1 comment:

Angus said...

I installed JRE on my Xubuntu 7.07 last week. Using apt-get install in a terminal I got to the Sun license agreement and I couln't get past the OK - neither Enter nor a mouse click would work. So ran it though the Synaptic Package Manager and Enter on the license OK worked fine - strange.

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