Firefox and java

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Feb 16 14:19:56 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 05:09:48PM -0600, John wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 06:00:51PM -0500, Benjamin Dover wrote:

> > ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.4.2/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/
> > Hope this helps.
> Geez!  That's great - but how the HECK did you know this was the
> magic key?  This shouldn't be so ARCANE!!!

That's because the java plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/etc. is actually
part of the /Java/ port:

    gravitas:...ports/java/jdk14:% pkg_which /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/ 

I agree, it is a bit arcane, but you can work out what to type by
grovelling through the contents of /usr/ports/java/jdk14/work after
you've built the port -- or you can be clever and find the places this
has been discussed on various FreeBSD mailing lists before now.  This
is a good site:



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