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Old Recipes

An older recipe for installing a Java plugin for the then new version of Mozilla (e.g., 2:1.3.1-3) which was compiled with gcc 3.3 was:

$ mkdir j2sdk-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2
$ cd j2sdk-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2
$ wget
$ wget
$ patch -p1 -i j2se1.4-i586_1.
$ debuild -uc -us
$ cd ../
$ wajig install j2re1.4_1.

Then visit the URL about:plugins to ensure it is recognised.

Another approach was to leave it to Mozilla to download a Java Plug-in:

        As root start up Mozilla. 
        Enable Java (Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Java)
        Visit a java page (
        Auto install the plug in. 
        As root: cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
                 (make sure appropriate link exists)
                 chmod -R go+rX java2
        As user browse to "about:plugins".

Another, essentially same, recipe is:

  <download jre.xpi>

  # unzip jre.xpi -d $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/plugins 'jre-image-i386/*'
  # cd $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/plugins
  # ln -s jre-image-i386/plugin/i386/ns600/ .

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