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Re: [opensuse] Firefox 3 beta
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:54:01 +1100
  • Message-id: <47E482D9.3020200@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fred A. Miller wrote:
Basil Chupin wrote:
Oddball wrote:
Greg Freemyer schreef:

I'm running 64-bit. Flash works. Don't know about Java. What's a
good site to test that on?


Just following on from the python-gtk fiasco mentioned in another thread, I went to the above site and did THE TEST :-) , and, just as with the business of python-gtk, I am now totally c-o-n-f-u-s-e-d, to put it politely :-( .

Doing the test resulted in me being given the message, "Oooops, you are using the wrong version of java" - or words to this effect. So I go looking for the "right" version of java.

In YaST2 Software Management I can see that I have java-1_5_0-sun installed but just a little way down there is java-1_6_0-sun staring me in the face.

Both versions come from repository so why hasn't YaST2 upgraded java to the newer 1.6 version (as indicated in the result of THE TEST)?

That, I can only guess. What I did, awhile ago, was to start installing both versions and some problems went away. I can only guess that there are a few odd-ball apps. that can't figure out to use version 6 as they should. ;)

Oh, how very nice! "odd-ball apps." in openSUSE. Are we moving in the direction of Windows-way of doing things?

But the bottom line is: "So, you've installed both versions without problems?" Sounds like you have so I shall now <taking a deep breath and pushing out my chest> do the same!

(Fred, you realise that if this doesn't work out I'll have to get Guido/Aaron K/Sam Clemens pay you visit, don't you? :-D .)


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