[Bug 196067] [NEW] Java Plug-In is not available in Firefox-3.0

Thomas Perl thp at perli.net
Wed Feb 27 10:01:57 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

A "dpkg -l" on firefox-3.0 shows that its plug-ins are stored in

ll /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b3/plugins
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2008-02-16 20:53 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b3/plugins -> ../firefox-addons/plugins/

ll /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
total 0

ll /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 2008-01-31 15:37 flashplugin-alternative.so -> /etc/alternatives/firefox-flashplugin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-02-27 10:52 libjavaplugin.so -> /etc/alternatives/firefox-javaplugin.so

The Java Plug-In is therefore not available in Firefox-3.0, even though
the package sun-java6-plugin is installed.

Workaround: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin.so

Solution: The libjavaplugin.so file has to be installed/linked in
/usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/ or the symlink in the firefox-3.0
package has to be changed so plugins are searched in
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ instead of /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 27 10:58:10 2008
DistroRelease: 'import site' failed; use -v for traceback Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal
Package: firefox 3.0~b3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-7-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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