java support in FBSD Firefox 4

John R. Levine johnl at
Thu Mar 31 16:47:21 UTC 2011

>> This link explains it pretty well:

> Someplace between Firefox 3.5 and 4.0 I changed from diablo to openjdk.

It was 3.6.  Check the archives for considerable gnashing of teeth as we 
tried to figure out how to get Java working again.

> ln -s /usr/local/openjdk6/jre/lib/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/
> was the missing step for me.

Free bonus: if you use Chromium, it works there, too:

ln -s /usr/local/openjdk6/jre/lib/ /usr/local/share/chromium/

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