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How to install the java web plugin on Fedora?

asked 2012-01-03 03:19:13 -0600

updated 2014-09-28 19:08:54 -0600

mether gravatar image

That's something I know I've done in the past, but every time I upgrade (usually with a fresh install) I seem to spend a long time trying to find which package to install.

It's as if the package is being renamed for each Fedora release. :)

Now, having done my homework, here's what I tried:

# yum list available \*java\* | grep -i plugin
# yum search java plugin

Both returned long list of what seemed to be pretty uninteresting packages for my purpose.

Anybody can shed some light here?

EDIT: I just found the icedtea-web package which seems to do the trick. But I must admit I'm confused about icedtea versus openjdk, is that the right package?

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answered 2012-01-03 04:12:20 -0600

fedvasu gravatar image

iced-tea , was an effort to free-up openjdk of the non-free dependencies. the iced-tea package was renamed in our distros to openjdk with permission of sun , back in 2008.

More about it here

It is explicitly stated in fedora Java FAQ

tl;dr: so icedtea-web indeed is java-plugin.

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answered 2013-09-06 01:49:40 -0600

czerny gravatar image

In Fedora 19 works:

 sudo yum install icedtea-web
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@bochecha, this is a valid answer, and it is not similar to any other answer except a comment in the question. There is nothing wrong with adding new answers even if there is already an accepted answer. Let alone downvoting.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-11-04 15:41:11 -0600 )edit

Confirmed to work on Fedora 24

pmarecki gravatar imagepmarecki ( 2016-10-24 21:10:37 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-09-06 02:44:42 -0600

I'm not sure why you needed to add an answer to a question which already had an accepted answer, especially since you didn't provide any additional information...

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answered 2013-09-22 01:58:31 -0600

spital gravatar image

well, the world is changing all the time ... according to this: JRE 7 is not compatible with Google Chrome (or any other 32-bit browser) this worked (fedora core 19.x64, 2013/09/22):

cd /tmp && sh /home/_user__/Documents/jdk-6u45-linux-i586-rpm.bin
rpm -Uvh jdk-6u45-linux-i586.rpm --force
P=/opt/google/chrome/plugins && mkdir -p $P 
ln -snf /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_45/jre/lib/i386/ $P
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