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Java Plugin -> RH7.2, Netscape 4.x ???

Jack Gold
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Joined: Feb 04, 2005
Posts: 85
Having problems installing the java plugin for either netscape or mozilla.

j2sdk1.4.2_04 (installed to /opt/j2sdk1.4.2_04 )

1) Set JAVA_HOME to /opt/j2sdk1.4.2_04

2) Created symbolic link to the plugin in netscapes plugin directory
Plugin directory: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins (Link is here)
Target: /opt/j2sdk1.4.2_04/jre/plugin/i386/ns4/

(Also tried the same thing with mozilla. At least mozilla tells me it cant find the plug in.)

When I try to run my applet, get "Bad major version number"

Please help me.

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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Probably you're having issues with C compiler version incompatibilities. Between RH 7 and the current OS releases like FC3, gcc went from version 2 to version 3 (with some odd things done at Red Hat along the way).

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