opensuse 12.1 - correct way of install Oracle Java + plugin?


I have installed the package from

Download Java software for Linux

(Linux x64 RPM )

In order to get the java plugin to work I had to create ~/.mozilla/plugins folder then symlink to /usr/java/latest/lib/amd64/

Was there a more sensible way of doing things - I tried with update-alternatives - that worked for the general java binary.

  • Just to confirm java / plugin is working I was just wondering if there was a cleaner way of doing things?

Its a shame than openjdk just doesn’t work with most web java applications…


I think that’ s the right way to do it if the install doesn’t create the symlink automatically!



I have created an automated installer rpm which pulls and installs java from oracle’s website.