When I click on (plugin) update now it is blocked and I am re-directed to the update now button to update Java.
I updated Java to version 8 update 91. I followed the instructions about removing the link to the old plugin and updated the link in
~mozzilla/plugins to point at the new plugin. I restarted Firefox (rebooted also). Still no luck.
I removed packages jre and jdk so I had only java 8 running. Same issue... I cannot remove or update the plugin in Firefox.
todd@todd-GX270:~$ java -version java version "1.8.0_91" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode) todd@todd-GX270:~/.mozilla/plugins$ ls -alc total 8 drwxrwxr-x 2 todd todd 4096 Jun 12 14:39 . drwxr-xr-x 5 todd todd 4096 Jun 8 21:31 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 todd todd 51 Jun 12 14:39 libnpjp2.so -> /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so
Should I remove Oracle Java 8 and go back to JRE or JDK that was previously installed (part of Ubuntu I think)?