Having problems installing icedtea on CentOS 7

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mgoblue0970
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Having problems installing icedtea on CentOS 7

Post by mgoblue0970 » 2019/09/17 14:26:26

Hello:

I'm changing over from Oracle Java to OpenJDK. I ripped out all traces of Java from the system regardless of vendor and started from scratch. I downloaded the latest OpenJDK tarball and put it in /opt/java/latest. Everything runs fine except for Java content in Firefox.

I also went to http://icedtea.wildebeest.org/download/ ... 1.8/linux/ to download icedtea so I can get the java plugin which Firefox can use.
After unpacking the zip, icedteaplugin.so is missing from icedtea-web-image/lib

Since the URL I posted above didn't work, what site does one go to get the icedteaplugin.so?

Please, no "run yum install..." replies. There are very good reasons why I'm setting this up manually.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Re: Having problems installing icedtea on CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2019/09/17 14:50:20

Please, no "run yum install..." replies. There are very good reasons why I'm setting this up manually.
Please, no source installs. There are good reasons why we recommend using yum and packaged solutions. Like it works.
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Re: Having problems installing icedtea on CentOS 7

Post by mgoblue0970 » 2019/09/17 16:56:41

Installing via Yum doesn't work either. It puts stuff in /usr/share/icedtea-web/. The contents in that directory are the same as the contents of the zip one can download manually.

Where is the plugin to get java to work in Firefox?

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