Today, I had to install the Java plugin for 64bit Firefox on CentOS 6.4. The procedure wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t exactly straight-forward either. So, I’m recording what worked for when I have to do it again. Hopefully, you might find it useful too. This is not a descriptive tutorial; it’s just quick notes, so you may have to do a little reading between the lines.
Java must be installed on the system first. This procedure only works with the version you download from Oracle; it will not work with the OpenJDK version of Java you’ll have when using the ‘yum install java’ command. Download Linux x64 RPM from Oracle’s Java Downloads for All Operating Systems page.