I need to use a specific version of java plugin in firefox to use VPN software.
I would prefer not to change the default version of java as that would affect other users of the system. To further complicate things I am working on a 64 bit ubuntu 12.04 with 64 bit oracle java installed using webupd8 PPA and I need to use 32 bit java plugin.
I have downloaded a java jre from oracle and installed it in my home directory. I have then symbolically linked
libnpjp2.so from it into
~/.mozilla/plugins. Unfortunately this didn't help as I still get the system wide 64 bit jdk 7 and not the 32 bit version.
about:plugins and http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp to check java plugin version.
Any ideas on how to proceed from here?