java plugin for Firefox on AMD64 running FreeBSD 6.3

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at
Fri Mar 21 11:58:41 PDT 2008

Jung-uk Kim <jkim at> wrote: On Friday 21 March 2008 08:46 am, Dino Vliet wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm lost at finding a solution for getting the java plugin to work
> in Firefox 2.11 on my AMD64 system running FreeBSD 6.3.
> I've upgraded my ports and the diablo-jdk version is:
> pkg_info | grep diablo
> diablo-jdk- Java Development Kit 1.5.0_07.01
> The handbook said I needed the JRE so I installed that as well:
> pkg_info | grep diablo
> diablo-jdk- Java Development Kit 1.5.0_07.01
> diablo-jre- Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0_07.01
> But now I need to do this in order to see the java plugin activated
> when I press about:plugins:
> # ln -s
> /usr/local/diablo-jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/ \
> /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/
> But I don't have a plugin directory in the
>   /usr/local/diablo-jre1.5.0 directory, so I won't have that file
> either.

diablo-jdk/-jre does not have Mozilla plugin for amd64.  You have to 
build *JDK* from ports with plugin support, i.e., ports/java/jdk15 or 

Jung-uk Kim

Works Perfect:-)
I've installed jdk15 and the plugin worked immediately.
Thanks a lot, because this means I can continue using my FreeBSD desktop iso switching to a linux pc whenever I needed to work at home.


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