[Mageia-discuss] java question, of sorts

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:38:19 CET 2012

I've been using Oracle's version of JRE 1.7.x for the browser plugin on 
one of my computers and decided to replace it with the icedtea-web 
plugin as a test. As I was going into the mozilla plugin directory to 
manually remove the link, I happened to notice a number of empty 
directories in /usr/lib labelled java and java 1.x, most of them old 

It may be a stupid question, but is there any compelling reason for 
those empty directories to be there? From all I can see, they're just 
taking up space.

BTW, the one website that used to be unhappy with the iced tea plugin is 
now satisfied with this version, so I really have no need for the Oracle 
version any more. In fact, I like the iced tea plugin better, because it 
displays components of a radar loop as they are loaded. The jre plugin 
waits for the whole loop to load before displaying anything.


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