Open JDK 7 doesn't have 64 bit package or a mozilla plugin?

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Sun Dec 25 08:37:21 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 02:20:35PM -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> Just freshly installed Xubuntu 11.10 which I'm quite pleased with.
> Instead of jumping through the oracle hoops, to install Oracle 7
> JDK, I'm trying to make do with the OpenJDK 7. But, it's i386 and
> lacks a mozilla plugin. I've googled, and just don't find it, shy of
> compiling Open Jdk. At that point, I'd be just as well off
> installing Oracle's version. Is anyone familiar with this case??
> I did get Open Wonderland to compile and run the server, though. I
> was pleasantly surprised at that. But, when I try running the java
> client in Firefox, it starts opening a bunch of tabs, like a drunken
> sailor. The OpenJDK mozilla plugin links to OpenJDK 6, which also is
> installed, which seems like a waste just to get a mozilla plugin.

I had this problem a few days ago. Someone kindly pointed me to this link for a headache-free way to install Oracle JDK7:

It's now working beautifully. Hope it helps you.


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