I have just updated my system to use oracle java 8 build 91 (latest and greatest) and can't get the firefox plugin to work. Every time I try to verify it, it crashes.
When I tried the approved methods of installing the firefox plugin using symlinks, firefox didn't even see the darn thing and kept reporting that I was using version 10.55 (from java 7) which is GONE. When I copied libnbjp2.so into the firefox plugins directory, it at least saw it and removed the reference to the old one, which I noticed had parked itself in pluginreg.dat and could not be deleted in any other way. I also copied this new lib to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (why does this exist?) and ~/.mozilla/plugins and it didn't help.
Anyone know what gives? Can this combination of things be gotten to work at all, and how do I troubleshoot the problem?
Seems to me there might be a bug here as the plugin manager gave different results for the same file depending on whether it was a link or a copy. And of course, the java plugin still doesn't work...
To be really, really clear there is now only one Java installation on this machine:
java version "1.8.0_91"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)