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unable to install java browser plugin

Posted: 2011/07/12 07:25:52
by pza81
The java browser appears to be broken in centos6+updates:

# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin.x86_64 1:1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: java-1.6.0-openjdk = 1:1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6 for package: 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin-1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin-1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6.x86_64 (base)
Requires: java-1.6.0-openjdk = 1:1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6
Installed: 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.36.b17.el6_0.x86_64 (@updates)
java-1.6.0-openjdk = 1:1.6.0.0-1.36.b17.el6_0
Available: 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6.x86_64 (base)
java-1.6.0-openjdk = 1:1.6.0.0-1.21.b17.el6
Available: 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.31.b17.el6_0.x86_64 (updates)
java-1.6.0-openjdk = 1:1.6.0.0-1.31.b17.el6_0

On my RHEL6 box, when I try to install the java plugin, it installs icedtea-web instead:
java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin is obsoleted by icedtea-web, trying to install icedtea-web-1.0.2-3.el6.x86_64 instead

icedtea-web is missing in Centos 6.

Re: unable to install java browser plugin

Posted: 2011/07/12 07:29:06
by pza81
My RHEL machine is 6.1, not 6.0, so maybe that's why it works:

http://johnpoelstra.com/2011/02/21/running-elluminate-live-on-rhel-6/

unable to install java browser plugin

Posted: 2011/07/13 17:18:01
by pschaff
The Wiki procedure [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/JavaRuntimeEnvironment]How to install the Java Runtime Environment from Java.com[/url] works for CentOS-6.