Install the JRE. From the directory where you downloaded the JRE. This will
extract the rpm after displaying a license agreement. Your JRE filename
might be different. Change the following as required.
chmod a+x j2re-1_3_1-linux-i386-rpm.bin
Install the rpm. Again your filename may be different.
rpm -ivh jre-1.3.1.i386.rpm
Then change to the plugin directory where you have Netscape installed.
Then create a symlink to the plugin. Edit the path to the plugin as
required. Please note the "space then a period" at the end of the command
ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.3.1/jre/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
The first time you start netscape and try and load a java applet netscape
will probably crash. This is a known bug. Just restart Netscape. This will
only happen the first time after installing the java plugin. I have not
tried this with Netscape 6.x, but this is the procedure for Mozilla.
Netscape 6.x is based on Mozilla it should work the same. Make sure you
remove any old java plugins you might have installed already they will
probably create problems.
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