Firefox 3.6.13 and JRE plugins in CentOS 5.5

Well, I did a removal of various self-installed firefox ..
and also remove the exclusion of firefox package from
/etc/yum.conf

[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
distroverpkg=redhat-release
tolerant=1
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
#exclude=opera,openoffice*,firefox,xulrunner
exclude=opera,openoffice*
# Note: yum-RHN-plugin doesn't honor this.
metadata_expire=1h

installonly_limit = 5

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d

then ..

yum install firefox

So, I got.. “Firefox 3.6.13” installed.

Now, I want to add JRE support / plugins into this browser.
From my reading , it now need “New Generation plugins” of java plugin
instead of :

ln -s /usr/java/latest/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

which was working before this.. but not with Firefox 3.6.13

it now require at least java 1.6.0-18 JRE/JDK.
which read as java 1.6 update 18.

So, I grab that java 1.6 update 18 from java.com website in the
old release archive.

sh jdk-6u18-linux-i586-rpm.bin

a precheck..

then I just need to do the following for ..

remove the old one..

rm usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so -rf

and add to cuurent user plugins directory as follows

cd ~/.mozilla
ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so .

so.. it now detected..

resulting …

now.. my applet re-appear again.

References :

1. http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/6u18/index.html
2. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1882695

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  1. namran says:

    this would then make this app as ..

    the best yahoo messenger for centos

    .. after pidgin.. hehehe 😎

    as it had supersede the pidgin capabilities to perform
    some additional task which is not available in pidgin..

    may be you had been using other messenger..
    kindly post your comment in the form below ..

    p/s : don’t shoot the messenger..

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  2. arlie_bcx says:

    I did the steps above but got this message while installing:

    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6

    GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL’

    I’m using CentOS 5.6

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