Epiphany with Java?
nightrecon at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 27 16:50:17 UTC 2014
Volker Nebel wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> On my macmini there is FreeBSD 10 running, and I want to use Epiphany as
> my web browser. With Java. First I tried installing port java/icedtea-web,
> until I noticed, this downloads firefox, and this is not the browser I
> want to use. So I installed java/openjdk7.
> Is this sufficient? How do I find out whether java is working with
> epiphany? There is a test page: http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
> and this tells me: "We are unable to verify if Java is currently installed
> and enabled in your browser."
> In my browser settings I do have allowed Popup windows, activated
> should prevent Java from working. But perhaps I need some other package or
Don't know if this will work as I don't know anything about Epiphany per se.
The generic thing I've seen mostly in the past wrt to this is to look for
wherever epiphany stores its user info somewhere in your home directory.
Particularly a place where it might store plugins. A lot of times this is
actually a directory named Plugins. Then hunt down the .so file which is the
browser plugin. I believe with a JDK you get the compiler/dev tools together
with the JRE, if the browser plugin is present it usually lives somewhere a
few levels down under the JRE branch of things.
If you find both, cd to the Epiphany plugins directory and do something
ln -s /path/to/java/JRE/blah/blah/browser-plugin.so browser-plugin.so
where you replace browser-plugin.so with the correct filename. Then when you
start Epiphany it should scan the plugins directory and then have the JRE
browser plugin available. Very generic. If Epiphany doesn't store plugins
this way (eg in a users home directory) you may have to actually hunt down
where it stores it's main functionalities under some lib directory somewhere
and put the symlink there instead.
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