With the recent jave runtime exploit, I have been patching my boxes.
I first patched my doze box and it was all pretty much automagic via
Rebooted into linux (mandrake10), do a "urpmi --autoselect"
So off I go to http://java.sun.com and download the rpm.
I do the usual rpm -Uvh j*.rpm and it upgrades.
But its still using the old plugin!
So I am forced to "unlink /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so" &
then relink it with the patched java runtime.
I have to repeat the procedure on my SUN JDS2 workstation.
Surely the RPM package should be altered so that it checks for the
existence of linked plugins during install time, and relinks where
appropriate. I think this could catch a lot of people out who rely on
automagic updates to their systems.
I consider these two systems as the best workstations out there, yet
both failed in this task. Comments/Suggestions?
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