JDK for linux-firefox

Chris Billington billington.chris at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 09:55:00 UTC 2007

Dear list,

Which jdk should be used for the current version of linux-firefox
( (6.2-STABLE)

I have tried linux-blackdown/jdk14, linux-sun/jdk15, and even the
latest linux jdk 1.6 from the Sun website. linux-sun/jdk15 reports
security vulnerabilities and won't install.

All of the above 3 report successful plugin installation after making
the symlink to libjavaplugin_oji.so in the
/usr/local/lib/linux-firefox/plugins directory, but fail to run
website Java applets or show correct installation on the Sun Java test
page http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
The jdk1.6 linux binary installer hangs the browser on the test page.

Which is the most suitable JVM for the linux-firefox port?

nspluginwrapper port is installed. Are any other ports required, for
example linuxpluginwrapper? (this last one doesn't seem to make any

Obviously I would prefer to use the native Firefox, but there are
stability and audio issues with the Flash plugin that make this


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