Installing Java Runtime support in suse

Posted on Tue 17 January 2006 in Life • 1 min read

Here is a small howto regarding installing JRE 1.5 in suse box :-)

1. Get the latest java release from the

Sun Java Website 2. There are several options of downloading…i downloaded the .rpm file.

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In the terminal go into the superuser mode with su -

Then go to the directory in whcih the jre\*.bin file is present.

Type in the terminal chmod a+x jre\*.bin (this command makes the
file executable)

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Now type ./jre\*.bin
  1. This should start the extraction and after the extraction is over.? There should be a jre*.rpm file in the current working folder. Install the rpm using : rpm -Uv jre*.rpm
  2. Setting up firefox and flock to use the java plugin…

    Navigate to the firefox plugins folder in terminal using : cd /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/plugins/

    Then type : ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

    For flock : Navigate to the flock plugins folder..in my case it was cd /opt/flock/plugins/

    Then again type : ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

  3. Restart the browsers and check if java is installed here or visit any java applet webpage :-)

HTS !!

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