sun-java6-bin Java package should include Firefox plugin symlink

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Dec 8 18:12:17 UTC 2008

Mikel Ward wrote:

> Hi
> I just installed icedtea6-plugin because Firefox told me that I didn't
> have the Java plugin installed.
> That plugin didn't work properly.
> It turns out I already have the Firefox plugin
> at
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-,
> thanks to having already installed the sun-java6-bin package from
> Multiverse.
> Creating a symlink
> from /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
> to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins was all I needed to do to make it work.
> It would be great if the sun-java6-bin created this symlink for me.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why the .so file is even _in_ sun-
java6-bin, but imo it shouldn't be.  The Java plugin is installed from 
sun-java6-plugin, which has the -bin package as a dependency.  If you 
install that, it sets up everything you need in the mozilla/plugins 

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