this is probably a little touchy to ask...

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Fri Sep 17 01:37:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Jerry <freebsd.user at> wrote:
> As per the Mozilla site:
> "Starting in Firefox 3.6, you also need the new Java plugin included in
> Java 6 Update 15 and above."
> FreeBSD does not supply, nor support as far as I can decipher, that
> version or any of the newer versions, the latest being version 6, update
> 21. Nor, as I stated previously, has anyone stated definitively why.

That's one of the problems w.r.t. Java on FreeBSD:  I had to install
openjdk6, which provides at least this level in order to run all services
that Freenet provides (Freenet runs in degraded mode with java/jdk16,
because that version is too old and contains a big XML-related vulnerability).
But java/openjdk6 works just fine with Freenet and almost any Java program
I could throw at it. I don't know about Firefox 3.6 plugins though.

% java -version
openjdk version "1.6.0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b20)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17.0-b16, mixed mode)


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