Some sites, like Pogo will not load Java Applets if the plugin does not exist in the /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugin directory. A simple fix for this is to create a symbolic link in usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugin to opt/oracle-jre-bin-<version>/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so. The only issue that arises is that the Java Plugin is now listed twice in the Chrome:plugins section. Would someone in the Chromium Project please consider fixing this issue, as I'd like to get away from Mozilla, now that flash isn't supported by Adobe > 11.2
Emerge dev-java/oracle-jre-bin with USE=nsplugin.
I have emerged oracle-jre-bin with nsplugin. Pogo refuses to use javaplugin.so in conjuction with Chromium, and Chromium won't load the java apps properly because its looking for libnpjp2.so, although the test passes on the java site
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create an account at pogo.com.
2. Try playing 1st Class Solitaire from Chromium -- should fail after 2 minutes
3. Apply the fix mentiooned in comment 1 and try again
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild Rf ~] dev-java/oracle-jre-bin-184.108.40.206:1.7 USE="X alsa fontconfig nsplugin -jce -pax_kernel" 0 kB
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
Fetch Restriction: 1 package
Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]
eselect java-nsplugin list
Available 32-bit Java browser plugins
 emul-linux-x86-java-1.6 current
Available 64-bit Java browser plugins
 oracle-jre-bin-1.7 current
Where do you have got this from, libnpjp2.so in usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugin? Well, it's plausible as the upstream plugin name is libnpjp2.so this days but firefox is using /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/javaplugin.so for a decade.
We would have to fix eselect java-nsplugin if this is where chromium wants the plugin in future.
any updates on this?
Support for NPAPI plugins was removed in chromium-35. It really doesn't matter where you put the symlinks; chromium won't use them.