October 9, 2008

Run PPS service on Firefox 3.0.2 by Sun Java JRE SE6 Update 10

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , , , , — hoball @ 12:13 am

In order to run PPSHK on a linux system, we need to install the Java JRE.

Versions of Java JRE before SE6 Update 10 will not run, confirmed by the PPS technician.

Download the RPM of Java JRE SE6 Update 10 RC from sun.com


Once the download complete, launch the terminal and navigate to the folder

sh jre-6u10-rc2-linux-i586.rpm

The installer should start. When it has completed the installation, confirm the following file exists


This can be done by listing the folder

ls /usr/java/jre1.6.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/

Once confirmed, a symbolic link should be created in the plugin folder of mozilla

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /home/[USER]/.mozilla/plugin/libjavaplugin_oji.so

replace [USER] to your username

Finally, close and restart Firefox, check if the java plugin has been loaded. In address bar, type



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