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    Java plugin for mozilla firefox, need help to install


    I am a newbie at installing programs other than RPM's and OS versions of linux.
    Is there anyway to make this process simplier? Why is there not an RPM file that has all of the most uptodate plugins for mozilla ?

    Can anyone help me install the typical plugins?

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    Hi - Most plugins are available for download from the Firefox/Mozilla site and are easy to install. The Java extension though, is not so easy as you've probably found. There are some decent instructions on the Mozilla site, but it won't 'just work' after you've installed it. You need to open a terminal and link one directory to another using the ln command.

    This isn't easy to describe because it's at least 6 months since I did it myself (I also had problems with this). But it can be done and will work. You need to download Java from Sun's website. I'm not sure how far you managed to get with this.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    There is a far more easyer way to install java.

    Just download j2re-1.5.0.7-1.2006mcnl.i586.rpm from this site: mandrivaclub.nl

    Right-click with your mouse on the downloaded file and choose "software installer".

    This rpm will install java and also take care of the java plugin for mozilla/firefox. So after installing the java plugin should work without any additional messing around.

    Success..

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