Can Java just shoot me?

David Boles dgboles at
Wed Nov 21 04:18:40 UTC 2007

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Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 22:14:28 -0500
> David Boles <dgboles at> wrote:
> No. I'm looking for whatever makes java work in firefox. I don't
> have the slightest clue that "Java JE" is that thing (especially
> when there are umpteen other choices containing the word Java,
> and judging from what I've seen so far, its probably really
> Java SE, not JE :-).
> I thought Sun actually wanted people to use this stuff?
> In any case, at least it isn't a Fedora problem, it is a Sun
> problem - if they want to make their web pages be full
> of impenetrable gibberish, that's their choice :-).

"I don't have the slightest clue" is quite obvious. You need to learn
what and how to do things before you try them.

An rpm install of the Sun rpm should work with Firefox. So now we get to
the real stuff. Actually the Java install is in the OS, usable by the
whole OS, and Firefox uses it. So you got that part wrong too.

What *exactly* is it that you are trying to do here? With *what* release
of Fedora? With what version of Firefox in what release? Are you *sure*
that your problem is with Java and Firefox and not with something else?

Means? Your information is very vague. Makes it had to work on. Details
would be nice.

As for Sun? All of this is 'cost to them free to you.' Hard to bitch at
them if 'you* can't figure out how to read the free offers.' Get it?

BTW- I don' see any "impenetrable gibberish" on their website.
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