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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3 Responses

  1. Uncle Foobar says:

    Hey! Thanks for this! Great walkthrough.

    I just downloaded and played with this myself
    for the first time, and i enjoy getting directions
    for stuff to look at.

    Another alternative to the two part USB files:
    in the readthisfirst file, there is a list of mirrors
    to the ISO worldwide.

    Also: i did the wget app download (you might
    want to “blank out” the first failed attempt)

    Question: where is the “app store” for
    Android stuff? is it an app? is it like Cydia
    for jailbroke iphones?

    I want to walk around in the softs a bit.

    thanks!

    Foob

    Reply
    • namran says:

      Uncle Foobar : ok.. had ‘blank out’ the first failed attempt on the app installation due to typo error of the app url..

      App store for Google Android is available at http://www.android.com/market/

      however.. it may not available at your mobile due to some TELCO / countries restriction..
      please check the local Android user community..
      or just go to http://developer.android.com/community/

      😎

      Reply
  2. ahstod says:

    App Store is not open-sourced, hence not in these kind of builds. You need to have some agreement with google to distribute it on your “phones”.

    You can browse what’s available in the market through the following hack http://www.cyrket.com from the same guy who brought you cydia on the iphone.

    Having said that … those who have rooted android phones … can probably download an app from the market and “share” it with you …

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