[sclug] Firefox java plugin bovva on Debian Lenny

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Sun Mar 28 21:50:23 UTC 2010

On Sun, 28 Mar 2010, Neil Haughton wrote:

> I'm having bother getting the java plugin to work with Firefox 3.6 on Lenny.
> Can anyone advise?
> I've installed the java 6 package from the repositories, as root:
>> apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
> I've located the libjavaplugin_oji.so plugin and created a shortcut in my
> /usr/lib/firefox/plugins directory:
> /usr/lib/firefox/plugins> ln -s
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> I've checked that the link works and isn't broken. The plugin has r_x
> permissions for ROW.
> If I restart firefox (no other instances running) and look at about:plugins,
> java isn't listed. Pages requiring the plugin don't work.

Can you confirm that you're running the i386 binary of Firefox, rather than,
say x86_64/amd64?

> What  have I missed?
> Neil


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