Installing Java plug-in for Mozilla 1.6
in Red Hat Linux 8




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This installation process is part of that provided by http://www-archive.mozilla.org

Mozilla searches for plug-ins in the following locations of Red Hat Linux 8:

  • The path pointed to by environment variable
    MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH
     
  • Your Mozilla plugins directory, e.g.
    /usr/local/mozilla/plugins
     
  • ~/.mozilla/plugins

If you install a plug-in without root permissions, use ~/.mozilla/plugins instead of the plugins sub-directory of the Mozilla install directory. You may have to create this directory first.

For a list of plug-ins supported by Mozilla and how to install them, visit http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html

To run Java applets, you must install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.1 or later (1.4.2 recommended). To enable Java for Mozilla, put a symlink in your Mozilla plugins directory, e.g.:

  ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_<version>/plugin/i386/
    ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

  ~/.mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Copying the file (instead of making a symlink) will cause Java to crash.

If you need to download the JRE, you can find it at: http://java.sun.com/j2se/downloads.html


 
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