MozillaFirebird and Java

Philip Payne philip.payne at
Fri Aug 22 07:02:39 PDT 2003

> On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 01:59:29PM +0100, Philip Payne wrote:
> > I thought I would've been the millionth person to ask this 
> but I had a look
> > in the archives and couldn't find anything so feel free to 
> tell me to RTF
> > relevant article.
> > 
> > Can someone help me setup Java & MozillaFirebird? I've 
> installed both
> > MozillaFirebird and JDK14 from ports but on java enabled 
> pages mozilla still
> > doesn't use it. Get nag about needing "application/x-java-vm".
> > 
> > I don't see anything in the options that allows me to 
> specify the exact path
> > to Java. Wild guess, do I need to symbolic link the default 
> Mozilla java
> > location to /usr/local/jdk1.4.1/jre/bin/java? or is there 
> something else?
> What you need is the java plugin -- it's a loadable object that adds
> java capabilities to Netscape, Mozilla and (I think) Mozilla derived
> browsers like Firebird.
> The plugin is a standard part of the JDK, except that the FreeBSD
> build of the plugin is disabled for JDK14 -- no one has committed
> patches to the code to allow it to build correctly on FreeBSD.
> To make this work, either install JDK13 (which will sit quite happily
> alongside JDK14), or go for one of the Linux versions of JDK14 and
> install a linux version of Firebird.

Thanks... makes sense. I'll install JDK13.


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