Can Java just shoot me?
craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Nov 22 15:44:02 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 06:58 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 19:24 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Knute Johnson wrote:
> >>>> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 14:27 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> >>>> Sun's java (neither 32 nor 64 bit) will run as plugin inside of 64 bit
> >>>> firefox
> >>>> Craig
> >>> Craig:
> >>> I thought there was supposed to be some software to make that work.
> >>> Somebody else here mentioned it a couple of days ago.
> >>> Just curious,
> >> Well I have F7 and F7-64bit and F8 on this computer and after a day
> >> of gaining information and finding things I have Java running on F7 and
> >> F8 both 32 bit machines. Another expert said you have to compile a new
> >> Firefox for a 64 bit system with special words to make sure the new one
> >> is 32 bit. It *SHould* work then on 64 bit system.
> > ----
> > you are talking apples and I am talking oranges
> > I clearly stated running as a plugin within Firefox
> > Please pay attention.
> > ----
> >> If I knew how bad this was going to be I would never have started
> >> trying to make Java work. It is just TOO HARD!
> > ----
> > and from what I gather, you had no reason to do so, your needs
> > undoubtedly would have been met with java-compat version automatically
> > included in Fedora.
> > let's see if you actually got it to work...what do you get when you type
> > (as root)
> > alternatives --config java
> > ?
> > Craig
> [root at k5di ~]# alternatives --config java
> There is 1 program that provides 'java'.
> Selection Command
> *+ 1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
> Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:
> I seem to have one.
> And this is on F7. The F8 may not be right but the test web page worked....
for the record...
jre-1.5.0-gcj is the open source java, not Sun's java
# rpm -q --info java-1.5.0-gcj-126.96.36.199-14.fc7
Name : java-1.5.0-gcj Relocations: (not
Version : 188.8.131.52 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 14.fc7 Build Date: Mon 16 Apr 2007
09:17:36 AM MST
Install Date: Fri 07 Sep 2007 08:14:11 PM MST Build Host:
Group : Development/Languages Source RPM:
Size : 113281 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Fri 18 May 2007 12:36:46 PM MST, Key ID
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://sources.redhat.com/rhug/java-gcj-compat.html
Summary : JPackage runtime compatibility layer for GCJ
This package installs directory structures, shell scripts and symbolic
links to simulate a JPackage-compatible runtime environment with GCJ.
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