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  1. #1

    Java plugin for Firefox 15.0


    I downloaded firefox-15.0.tar.bz2 (32 bit) for linux and installed it.
    I have a 32 bit jre1.6.0_02 and its plugin for FF at:
    In my earlier FF3.5 version I simply created a symlink :
    ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/local/firefox/plugins/
    but in Firefox 15.0 I don't have the plugins/ dir by default under /usr/local/firefox/. So I created it manually and made a symlink there:
    /usr/local/firefox/plugins/ -> /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/
    but this is not enough, FF15 does not see the java plugin.
    I've tried also to make symlink manually in my user's home like:
    <user_home>/.mozilla/plugins/ -> /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/

    Please advise me how to set up the java plugin.
    (I would like to keep this Java and FF version)

    Thanks !

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    I generally install Java outside of repos by downloading directly from Oracle.
    The plugin that I always use is found here:

    Soft link that file in the plugins directory, and you should be good.

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    Yes, if I download the latest Oracle jre1.6.0_35 and use the that works fine, but generally I'm courious if FF 15.0should work with an older jre where is the java plugin.
    Thanks anyway !


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