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On Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric), I installed openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk but could not find icedtea7-plugin. How to get the plugin?

$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_147-icedtea"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.0) (7~b147-2.0-0ubuntu0.11.10.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 21.0-b17, mixed mode)
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Apparently, the plugin is not yet available (and it’s a known bug). –  rumpel Feb 19 '12 at 18:46
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sudo apt-get install icedtea-web is the correct command.

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I tried the command and was told that I have installed the latest version. But: $ sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-1.7.0-openjdk-amd64 update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for -javaplugin.so. update-java-alternatives: plugin alternative does not exist: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/IcedTeaPlugin.so I could not find in the Ubuntu repositories icedtea7-plugin package, only the icedtea6-plugin. –  Marco FX Nov 26 '11 at 0:48
    
If you open firefox and type about:plugins on the address bar icedtea is not listed as the java plugin? –  Bruno Pereira Nov 26 '11 at 0:55
    
Yes, it is listed. Visually it seems that the java plugin running but in version 6. I wish use the version icedtea7. In the Oracle Web site test says I have java 6.23. What to do? –  Marco FX Nov 26 '11 at 1:53
    
I only have openjdk7 installed and the oracle site tells me the same, I would say do not worry about it. –  Bruno Pereira Nov 26 '11 at 2:07
    
your java -version tells your that you are using the version you want, icedtea is running fine, only oracle is reporting it wrong I would say. –  Bruno Pereira Nov 26 '11 at 2:11
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Install icedtea6-plugin Install icedtea6-plugin

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its 6 with java 7

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Till the OpenJDK-7 IcedTea plugin gets released, you can use the following workaround:

http://r-interface.blogspot.in/2012/05/java-openjdk-install-errors-in-ubuntu.html

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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin
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