How to use 32-bit java plugins on Red Hat Enterprise Linux x86_64 system using 32bit firefox?

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Issue

  • How to use 32-bit java plugins on Red Hat Enterprise Linux x86_64 system using 32bit Firefox ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Resolution

  • Alternatively, download the most recent version of Sun's Java from http://java.sun.com  and install it. Once done, install the Java plugin as shown
    $ ln -s /usr/java/latest/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so  /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    

Comment

  • java ( from openjdk ) plugins are natively available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x86_64 and above. Also, If 64-bit version of the desired plug-ins are made available so that the 64-bit Mozilla Firefox can be used, the  32-bit version of the plug-ins will have to be uninstalled first to avoid conflict between the 32-bits and 64-bits versions of the same package.

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