Java plugin?

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Sat Dec 3 21:39:20 UTC 2005

On 12/3/05, Christofer C. Bell <christofer.c.bell at> wrote:
> On 12/3/05, Paul Smith <phhs80 at> wrote:
> > On 12/3/05, Kam Leo <kam.leo at> wrote:
> > >
> > > If you install in your homw directory wouldn't that constitute a
> > > private installation?  If so, why would there be an expectation that
> > > global settings be applicable?
> >
> > Yes, Kam, you are right. Sorry.
> Well, it's not just that, but that the private installation of firefox
> will still need to point to the global installation of java.  I get
> around this by symlinking /opt/java to /opt/jdk_1.5.0_05 and then
> using "/opt/java" everywhere I need to point to the installation
> (that's not version specific).  If I upgrade java, I can change the
> symlink and it's "upgraded" everywhere at once.
> --
> Chris

Not necessarily, you can install a local/private JDK/JRE for your
Firefox.  If you do the local install you will not be surprised when
root upgrades the JDK.

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