Java plugin with Firefox 3.6

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Tue Jun 8 16:22:24 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:19 PM,  <bdsfbsd at> wrote:
> Firefox 3.6 needs Java 6 Update 10. [1]
> For now, as a newbie, I generally try not to install anything not in the
> ports collection. From there you can find some JREs, but none are at Update
> 10, including Linux emulation. [2] At this time, the highest I see there is
> diablo-jre-
> That's okay, I really wanted the full JDK anyway, so I look for that. [3]
> There appears to be four flavors available; diablo-jdk, openjdk, jdk and
> linux-sun-jdk:
> diablo-jdk-
> openjdk-7.0.86 (requires diablo-jdk-
> jdk- (requires diablo-jdk-, and is "based on
> 1.6.0_03 (aka 6u3)")
> linux-sun-jdk-

The problem is that java/jdk16 hasn't been updated for a LONG
time. I gave up hope that it will be updated, and I've had to install
java/openjdk6 instead, just to be able to start Freenet (from, because Freenet wouldn't start otherwise
due to some big XML vulnerability in our old not yet updated

Maybe the problem is similar with Firefox 3.6?

> It looks like the Linux version is the only one up-to-date enough for
> Firefox 3.6. Would that only work with the Linux version of Firefox 3.6? If
> so, then one must go outside of the ports collection to get it. [4] At this
> time, the highest version I see in ports is linux-firefox-devel-3.5.9.
> I suspect the best thing to do would be to go with a current JDK and an
> older version of (native) Firefox, and not upgrade Firefox until the JDK
> version gets to Java 6 Update 10, allowing the JDK to upgrade naturally
> along with the rest of keeping my system up to date. If folks in-the-know
> around here agree with that, I'll probably start a new thread 'Which JDK?',
> as I find that confusing.
> Thanks,
> Brian


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