Archive for septembre 2012

Changes to httpd.conf required before upgrading to Bugzilla 4.3.3 (and 4.4)

I saw several admins being confused about why their Bugzilla installation stopped working after upgrading to Bugzilla 4.3.3. First of all, remember that 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, etc.. are developement releases, not stable releases! Stable releases are of the form 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, etc… Now, the reason for this specific issue is because we added  "Options -Indexes" to bugzilla/.htaccess to prevent directory browsing, but this requires that your httpd.conf configuration file allows the usage of Options in .htaccess. Till now, you probably had:

Bugzilla 4.2 and older:

<Directory /var/www/html/bugzilla>
    AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
    Options +Indexes +ExecCGI
    DirectoryIndex index.cgi
    AllowOverride Limit FileInfo Indexes

Now, you must have:

Bugzilla 4.4 and newer:

<Directory /var/www/html/bugzilla>
    AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
    Options +ExecCGI
    DirectoryIndex index.cgi index.html
    AllowOverride Limit FileInfo Indexes Options

Note that +Indexes has been removed from the Options line, that index.html has been added to DirectoryIndex (for the doc) and more importantly that we added Options to AllowOverride. This last change is the one required to make Bugzilla work again.

Catégories:Bugzilla, Mozilla

Bringing back the favicon and the colored lock in the address bar in Firefox

If you are like me and really dislike the removal of the favicon and the blue/green background for SSL connections from the address bar in Firefox 14 and newer, I recommend you install these two Firefox addons: Favicon Restorer and Site Identity Button Colors.

And you probably remember that Firefox 6 and Firefox 7 removed the http:// protocol from the URL and highlighted the domain name of the URL? If you don’t like them, you can revert these changes by setting browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled = false and browser.urlbar.trimURLs = false.

Maybe I’m the only one to think this way, but I really think improvements made to the address bar are going the wrong way.


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