(jdk15) Java plugin for firefox - how to enable?

Darren Spruell phatbuckett at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 17:43:23 PST 2006

I'm running FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE on amd64 and would like to get the Sun
JDK browser plugin set up on my system. I use firefox from ports.

If I understand right, java/jdk15 will build a native JDK for FreeBSD
on i386 and amd64. http://www.freebsd.org/java/dists/15.html suggests
that the port will support Web Start and the browser plugin for
Mozilla and Firefox.

I notice the Makefile for jdk15 checks to see if the architecture is
amd64 and if so, sets WITHOUT_WEB=yes which the inline comments say
will cause the browser plugin to not be built. I suspect this is the
case also because after installing jdk15 I can still only find the
following plugins:


Is it possible for amd64 users of jdk15 and firefox to have a
compatible browser plugin?

# uname -a
FreeBSD deathstar.sancho2k.net 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Wed
Nov  2 19:07:38 UTC 2005    
root at rat.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64



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