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Install JRE for Firefox on Linux 64 bit

I am unable to install the jre for firefox on Suse 10.1 64 bit.

I downloaded the 64 bit rpm and installed it. Then according to instructions here:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq
I should have a directory something like:
/usr/java/j2re1.5.0_10/plugin/...
but I don't. I have to jre in /usr/java, but neither has a plugin directory, only things like lib and bin.

If I try to install the rpm again, it says that it is already installed.

What can I do?
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allelopath
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allelopath
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Pétur Ingi EgilssonSoftware Engineer -- ConsultantCommented:
use U with rpm

rpm -Uhv xxx.rpm

do you have J2RE 1.5 installed?


goto java.sun.com and install java from there
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
if I enter the rpm command you suggested, it says that the rpm is already installed.

i have 2 jre installed:
# cd /usr/java
# ls
default  jre1.5.0_06  jre1.6.0_03  latest
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Pétur Ingi EgilssonSoftware Engineer -- ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried to install the 32bit version of JAVA?
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arulkumarabiCommented:
inside the jre1.5.0_06  folder you will be having the plugin folder, which can be used for the firefox linking in the ~/.mozilla/plugins

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juanferminCommented:
The best way to install is to get the 64 bit BIN file off of Java.com, change the write permissions on it to an executable, either using Nautilus or running a chmod command:
"chmod a+x jre-1_5_0_02-linux-amd64.bin"
Once you've done this, open a Terminal Session, log in as su, then run the bin file.  After accepting the license agreement it installs.  Done.
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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