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Old Recipes


An older recipe for installing a Java plugin for the then new version of Mozilla (e.g., 2:1.3.1-3) which was compiled with gcc 3.3 was:

$ mkdir j2sdk-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2
$ cd j2sdk-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2
$ wget ftp://ftp.easynet.be/blackdown/JDK-1.4.1/i386/01/j2sdk-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2.bin
$ wget http://twolife.free.fr/debian/j2se1.4-i586_1.4.1.0.1-4.diff
$ patch -p1 -i j2se1.4-i586_1.4.1.0.1-4.diff
$ debuild -uc -us
$ cd ../
$ wajig install j2re1.4_1.4.1.0.1-4_i386.deb

Then visit the URL about:plugins to ensure it is recognised.

Another approach was to leave it to Mozilla to download a Java Plug-in:

        As root start up Mozilla. 
        Enable Java (Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Java)
        Visit a java page (http://datamining.csiro.au/ssh)
        Auto install the plug in. 
        As root: cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
                 (make sure appropriate link exists)
                 chmod -R go+rX java2
        As user browse to "about:plugins".

Another, essentially same, recipe is:

  <download jre.xpi> 
  ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english/6.01/unix/linux22/xpi/jre.xpi

  # unzip jre.xpi -d $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/plugins 'jre-image-i386/*'
  # cd $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/plugins
  # ln -s jre-image-i386/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so .


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