Mozilla apps installed outside of the repository

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jan 25 20:29:23 UTC 2010

On 01/25/2010 11:18 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Ok thanks, I actually have added FF 3.6 to the applicatins menu on my 
> test system.  The only thing I haven't yet figured out is how to get the 
> FF icon to show on the menu.

Icons are located at:
(assuming that you've used '/home/<username>' as the path. So when you
Applications|Edit Menus|Internet|Firefox 3.6 (or whatever you've named
it)|Properties - click on the icon button and then browse/select the
/firefox/chrome/icons/default path & click ok. When the icons come up,
select one of the three.

> I just discovered that the java plugin in is not loaded on FF 3.6. 
> Searching a bit indicates I need a symbolic link to get it recognized. 
> Still trying to figure that one out.

$ locate
$ mkdir /home/<username>/.mozilla/plugins/
$ cd ~/.mozilla/plugins/
$ ln -s <path to>
$ ln -l
and the last command should show your link.

Example for the last; I have jre version 18 installed in /usr/lib/jvm.
So my link is:
$ ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.6.0_18/lib/i386/

:~/.mozilla/plugins$ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 gg2xp gg2xp 45 2010-01-25 11:11 ->

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