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Downloaded Java Plug in on RedHat 8.0

Posted on 2004-09-01
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I would like to install it.  I have stored it as a *.bin file on the desktop.


How can I use this file to install?  Is this a zipped file?  When I doublw click nothing happens so I am assuming its not an executable.


I am new to Linux so please forgive my ignorance of possibly certain basic concepts.


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by:Gns
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IIRC that is a shellscript, so if you start a terminal you could just do "su" to become root and "sh thefilename" to run the installation. IIRC this is a FAQ at the sun site.

-- Glenn
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thanks a lot!
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I was able to unzip it as you suggested.  I could not find a install program in the unzipped directory so assumed that that is all that is required but when I got a page that requires java plugin the applets still don't show up.  I am using Modzilla.  Is there a way to check if the pluggin was actually installed?


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Hm. That doesn't sound right. Did it unpack into a /usr/java/j2....something_or_other... directory? Did you link the plugin into place?You do this by doing "ln -s /usr/java/whatever_that_path_is/plugin/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /path/to/mozilla/plugin" ... As you can see you'll have to find the correct path for each place:-)... The latter is IIRC (it's been a while now since my last RH8 died) it's in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin ... Once you've made the symbolic link, restart mozilla and check the plugin is there (in the Help->show plugins)...

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I did not do this and i guess that is the problem.  What is the best way to figure out where is my netscape / mozilla plugin directory so that I cna make the link?

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by:jlevie
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The best document on installing the Java plugin is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html

If you follow those instuctions you should be able to accomplish this task.
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Gns earned 100 total points
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Essentially the same info I gave Jim, but better formatting&grammar:-).
As stated, I think the path is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin, so you can check this with
ls /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin
or your favourite GUI filemanager.

-- Glenn
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