java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Mar 31 03:17:11 UTC 2008

I've just moved to Java 6:

   sudo update-java-alternatives --set java-6-sun

Worked well, except:

   No alternatives for
   No alternatives for
   No alternatives for
   No alternatives for

And indeed, when I try to launch something with webstart in Firefox, I
get only Java 5. Sun's site then tries to install 1.6 something-or-other
- is this safe to install? I don't want it modifying my actual Java 6
install, I just want to add webstart capability.

How can I get webstart working in for java 6 in Firefox?

Regards, K.

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