Replacing Firefox-esr with Firefox

I’d like to install the regularly updated version of Firefox. A new installation of Debian was showing as using the stable long term supported Firefox ESR (extended support release) package. The task was to remove the package firefox-esr and install the package firefox, or its installation equivalent. To delete the […]

Setting a Custom 404 Page with htaccess

I bought a custom HTML website template with a 404.html page. How do I use it? If I enter a wrong website address I don’t see the 404 page my browser simply shows a generic message from the hosting control panel. The server needs to be configured to tell it […]

Speech-dispatcher Using Legacy Directory in /var/run

With an update of Debian packages there was a message related to the speech dispatcher. The older version of the program used the directory /var/run/speech-dispatcher, whilst this version 0.8.8-8 was looking to use the directory /run/speech-dispatcher Given below is the relevant lines from the apt upgrade, relating to speech-dispatcher. Setting […]

htaccess Difference Between Files and FilesMatch

Whilst writing the two recent articles about blocking xml-rpc access and the matching of files in htaccess. .htaccess uses Files and FilesMatch to control access to files. For example for the single file wp-config.php <Files “wp-config.php”> Order Allow, Deny allow from all deny from 192.0.2.52 </Files> There’s also <FilesMatch “\.(gif|jpe?g|png)$”> […]

Blocking xml-rpc Access

I’ve heard that I should disable xml-rpc on a WordPress website. Why should I disable it and how? XML-RPC What is it? And how to Disable. What is xml-rpc? This is the connection for the WordPress API interface. It allows apps such as the WordPress app on an iPhone or […]

PHP Fatal error: include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’

A fresh install and an installation of WordPress via the Debian apt package management gave the error PHP Fatal error: include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’ On a development computer I chose to install WordPress via the package manager as opposed to creating Apache site directories. With MySQL and Apache installed WordPress is added by […]

Open IceDove Email Link in IceWeasel

Links in IceDove email messages weren’t opening in IceWeasel. How to configure IceDove link options? I found reports on the Internet that the file ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/default/<profile>/prefs.js should be edited as follows: user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.http”,”iceweasel”); user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.https”,”iceweasel”) I considered IceWeasel’s configuration, available through the about:config To make mailto links in firefox (iceweasel) open thunderbird (idedove) […]

dpkg: warning root’s PATH should usually contain sbin

Whilst updating a computer: apt upgrade It listed all the gets and then concluded with this error: dpkg: warning: ‘ldconfig’ not found in PATH or not executable dpkg: warning: ‘start-stop-daemon’ not found in PATH or not executable dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable Note: […]