Linux + Oracle Apps + Sun JRE Plugin

I recently upgraded my production instance to 11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 5 and replaced JInitiator with the Sun JRE Plugin. To be able to use Linux with the application’s applets, just perform the following steps:

  1. Install Mozilla Firefox if you don’t already have it.
  2. Download the supported JRE. In my case, it is 1.5.0_12. Because Oracle cannot keep up with new technology, I had to dig around in the Sun Java Archive to find it.
  3. Copy the JRE bin file to where you want it installed. I copied mine to /opt.
  4. Make the bin file executable:
    sudo chmod 744 jre-1_5_0_12-linux-i586.bin
  5. Install the bin file:
    sudo jre-1_5_0_12-linux-i586.bin
  6. Create a symlink to the JRE plugin:
    sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.5.0_12/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
    UPDATE: For Firefox 3:
    sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.5.0_12/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins
  7. Startup Firefox, and give it a whirl.

2 thoughts on “Linux + Oracle Apps + Sun JRE Plugin

  1. Lennart Nilsen

    in the amd64 release of jre6 there are no shared objects to be found in the plugins directory – not sure where to look for browser plugins. >:(

    1. Shad Post author

      Hi Lennart,

      I wrote this post a few years ago, so things may have changed. If I get around to trying to use a Linux desktop to use the e-Business Suite again, I’ll update this post.


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