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    Want to do a simple localhost install of HMC into my local CentOS 5.8 VM. The HMC User Guide says that Firefox 12+ is needed. The standard Firefox for this CentOS release is 10.0.5.

    Is this OK?


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    Thanks for the response. Turns out that the Firefox 13 version I installed is 32 bit and so the Java plugin must be 32 bit as well. I had updated Java 7 to the latest 64 bit release and the plugin there was only the 64 bit version which requires a non-standard version of Firefox. At first I thought I could keep Java JDK itself as 64 bit but have a separate JRE installed that is 32 bit but I couldn’t get this configured. So I wound us using the 32 bit version of JDK 7 and this has the right plugin.

    Live and Learn I guess.


    This would require manual registration of java plugin in Firefox. Detailed instructions are available at:


    With this way of updating firefox, I am told that I do not have the Java plugin available. I just followed Oracle’s instructions to install the latest release of JDK 7 so all security issues should be resolved but my local copy of firefox is not seeing the plugin .so file. I realize this is not important for Hortonworks, but would like firefox to be fully operational. Any ideas?


    Sasha J

    Yes, you are good. CentOS was released a while ago…


    Well, from Mozilla, I could grab the latest release and put it into my home directory. It (version 13.0.1) runs from there.

    My CentOS skills are rusty — it looks like my menu bar link for the web browser now runs this version instead of the original one.

    So I guess I am good to go after all.

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