From:  James de Lurker <>
Date:  25 Oct 2003 07:00:18 Hong Kong Time

Re: blackdown java plugin / moz 1.5 problem


Jens Hatlak wrote:

> Am 2003-10-22 19:48 schrieb James de Lurker:
>> 3857975cd3b7ebcbe544ba0a46308e0c *j2re-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc2.95.bin
>> 3b155ada068771bb8984dfdf09aa3351 
>> *mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.5-sea.tar.gz
> Unlike previous versions, Mozilla 1.5 for Linux is compiled with gcc3. 
> You need a gcc3 compiled Java plugin, either from Blackdown or Java 
> 1.4.2 from Sun.
> Jens

Nice idea Jens - but it didn't fly! Just been experimenting with this.

I expected other problems, because my gcc2.96-112 RedHat 7.2 installation 
won't have all the necessary libraries; unlikely that the entire j2re
environment is built statically linked... ( it isn't, of course )

Worse, a library file does already exist in several places on
the system - but built with gcc2.96 of course. The gcc3 plugin didn't like 
that at all. Complained that it must have a gcc 3.0 compiled library.

So I for sure cannot use the entire j2re built dynamically with gcc3.
Changing will probably cause wholesale breakage of everything 
else that needs it.

Interesting, because the first console warning was for
which I found in the binary directory for OpenOffice-1.1.0, and copied into
/usr/lib - that error went away afterwards. Without risk to anything else.

I think that my only sensible option is to use a mozilla-1.5 built locally
with my 2.96-112 gcc ( and RedHat 7.3 automake / autoconf ).

Trying a "monkey see, monkey do" by following the website source tree build 
instructions was a disaster; there are no sensible defaults, so a heap of
command line switches are probably needed. Not only did a big mess occur
in the root user home directory, it crashed anyway, complaining about 
missing source components. That is why I installed the binary build from
the mozilla ftp site!

Anyone know of a gcc2.95/6 binary installer i5/686 build that I can replace
the gcc3 one please? Failing that - some help to build mozilla 1.5 from the
source tree on my RedHat 7.2 box would be very much appreciated!

I would probably target /usr/local/mozilla-1.5
( if I can get it to build in this environment! )

Then I won't have to go and change dozens of KDE desktop links on several
user accounts with multiple mozilla profiles.


   -- James

 From and Reply To are INVALID.

All public postings use munged headers[1]- To contact me off list:
   1) Remove "M U N G I E j u m p" ONLY: leave that "nospam" in there!
   2) change "hotmail" 2 "myrealbox" after the @