For September, 2014

Java Applets are no longer working in Linux

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NPAPI support was dropped in Chrome version 35 introduced in Spring 2014. One of the consequences is that Java Applets running with IcedTea no longer works.

Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 install the newest version of Chrome. You then lose the ability to run IcedTea in Chrome. The only alternative I have found is using Firefox.

Issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.1

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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.01, I ran into two issues: One with Apache2 and one with Samba 4.

Apache has been upgraded from 2.2.22 to 2.4.7. The content was no longer accessible. The site configuration directives Order, Allow and Deny such as

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

are now replaced with the Require directive. Detailed information can be found at Apache Module mod_authz_core.

Samba has been upgraded from version 3.6.3 to 4.1.6. The “valid users” behavior changed. It works if the user given in the “force user” directive is listed in the “valid users”. For example, datacloud has to be listed in the “valid users”.

valid users = ctheroux,datacloud
force user = datacloud

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