[conspire] Re: SableVM and (firefox) browser plugins?

Eric De Mund ead-conspire at ixian.com
Tue Oct 11 00:08:34 PDT 2005


Peter Knaggs <peter.knaggs at gmail.com>:
] I had another look on Kanotix 2005_03, it seems the reason those java
] applets are running is that it's got a package called "sun-j2re1.4"
] installed. Doh! I don't remember installing it, so probably it was
] there all along. My bad, sorry for the confusion.

I was really thinking I was missing something obvious, beforehand.
Thanks for the clarification; I appreciate it.


Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>:
] Mozilla's software interface for such add-ins is the Open JVM Integra-
] tion (OJI) specification. Canonical information on that spec is here:
] <http://www.mozilla.org/oji/>.

Thanks for the pointer to Open JVM Integration (OJI) specification. I'd
never heard of it before. I appreciate it.

What I ended up doing is using Sun's JDK 5.0 Update 5, jdk-1_5_0_05-\
linux-i586.bin, converting it to .deb a la the instructions on:

    Installing Sun's Java environment on Debian systems

which, in a nutshell, has one convert a .bin file to a .deb file and
install that:

1.  apt-get install fakeroot java-package
2.  fakeroot make-jpkg jdk-1_5_0_05-linux-i586.bin
3.  dpkg -i sun-j2sdk1.5_1.5.0+update05_i386.deb

Happily, a (symbolic link to the) plugin for Java (i.e. libjavaplugin\
.so) was automatically placed in each of </usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/> and
</usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/>, and so once I restarted Firefox, I
was off to the races.

"When I was born, I was so surprised I couldn't talk for a year and a
half." --Gracie Allen

Eric De Mund   |  email: <ead at ixian.com>
Ixian Systems  |  Mountain View, CA

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