Java install problem

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Thu Feb 22 03:03:28 UTC 2007

AN wrote:
> I just downloaded and installed the 2 packages from the 
> website, diablo-jre-freebsd6.i386. 
> and diablo-jdk-freebsd6.i386.  However, when I restart 
> Seamonkey or Firefox Java is not enabled.
> There were no messages after the packages installed indicating any more 
> steps were necessary for configuration.  Maybe some links need to be 
> created that were not done in the install?  I thought these packages 
> were just supposed to work.

Disclaimer:  IANAE, but I do have Java running ATM with Seamonkey.

Do you have 
/usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ ?
Or something similar?

If so, make a link to it in /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/ and restart 
the browser.  Worked for me; although, I had done this previously and 
somehow "lost" the installation during a recent portupgrade.  I'm pretty 
sure there's some magic in /etc/libmap.conf, also, but I think the port 
is supposed to do that for you....

Kevin Kinsey
Whatever became of eternal truth?

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