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#1 2008-05-29 17:57:30

Ub1476
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Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Hi, I'm trying to install java, but have some problems with it..

First I installed Icedtea, which works for something, but fails otherwise. So I can't use it.

Then I removed it with pacman, and installed jre. However, Firefox3 doesn't recognize this. Nothing in about:plugins.

I then tried to install it manually, the latest beta, and ran the .bin file from terminal with sudo "sh ./ ...". It installed some files into /usr/share/java (5 different .jar files), and rest into the desktop. I guess I would find the javaplugin.so file in there and make a symbolic link to it in ~/.mozilla/plugins, but the javaplugin.so appears to be nowhere.

I then read at the help page from sun, but they only had instructions for x86 and those instructions were not close to be the same installation process as for x64 (I checked all directories the instructions directed to).

Then I let it be (don't know I uninstall a .bin extracted file..?), and searched on those forums. Figured I could install the x86 java plugin from AUR, but that did not work either.

So I'm a little lost here.. Why isn't it as easy on x86 when sun provide x64 support?

Help would be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by Ub1476 (2008-05-29 17:59:04)

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#2 2008-05-29 18:12:15

pressh
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Ub1476 wrote:

I then tried to install it manually, the latest beta, and ran the .bin file from terminal with sudo "sh ./ ...". It installed some files into /usr/share/java (5 different .jar files), and rest into the desktop. I guess I would find the javaplugin.so file in there and make a symbolic link to it in ~/.mozilla/plugins, but the javaplugin.so appears to be nowhere.

there is no sun javaplugin for x86_64 AFAIK

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#3 2008-05-29 18:16:08

ST.x
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Did you try icedtea6 from the repo mentioned here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=46878&p=1 That fixed all my java needs.

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#4 2008-05-29 18:32:45

Ub1476
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Icedtea was the first I installed, and it doesn't work alright with everything..:(

Here's what I downloaded from Sun: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/ea.jsp

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#5 2008-06-18 08:23:18

Fackamato
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

So no full java support for Archlinux x64? sad

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#6 2008-06-18 10:14:03

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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the best work around I've heard of as of yet is to run 32-bit firefox on you x86_64 machine, you're not going to see any difference in performance.  as far as I know java provides no support for x64

cyrusm


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#7 2008-06-18 10:17:39

Fackamato
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Cyrusm wrote:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the best work around I've heard of as of yet is to run 32-bit firefox on you x86_64 machine, you're not going to see any difference in performance.  as far as I know java provides no support for x64

cyrusm

That is the conclusion I've drawn also. Oh well.

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#8 2008-10-29 16:59:39

spudnik1979
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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Hi, I am running X64 Archlinux 2008 and have found that you can install 'jre' (pacman -S jre) and then set the JAVA_HOME variable to /opt/java/jre and add: /opt/java/jre/bin to path and java will work.

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/java/jre
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/java/jre/bin

As for firefox i think you have to install the ia32-libs and then the 32bit java.

Regards


My hardware: Archlinux x64 AMD X2 4200, 5gb RAM, Ubuntu Hardy Laptop P3 1.2ghz 1GB RAM, Mac OS X Leopard G4 Powerbook 1.7ghz, 2gb RAM.

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#9 2008-10-29 17:29:01

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Re: Need some help installing Java (firefox) on Arch x64

Cyrusm wrote:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the best work around I've heard of as of yet is to run 32-bit firefox on you x86_64 machine, you're not going to see any difference in performance.  as far as I know java provides no support for x64

cyrusm

That's the only solution for 64 bit Firefox outside of IcedTea that I've ever heard that works. I read somewhere that nspluginwrapper can do it, but I've never seen good information there.

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