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A few days ago, the first release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group, providing many improvements :

I just built the packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386 and I will maintain them during the whole release cycle (RC2 and so on…).

Please note that they should NOT be installed on production servers : Suhosin and some important patches are not applied, PECL extensions are not available (yet)… They’re here for testing purpose only.

To fetch them, just add these temporary entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list and upgrade your instances :

deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all
deb-src http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all

But please DO read the full announcement before any further move.

8 Responses to “PHP 5.3.0 RC1 packages for Lenny”

  1. Harry

    eval() broken (no context), mysqli_stmt::bind_param() (or call_user_func_array()) broken (error it expects a variable instead of constant, when it gets variable in fact). My old apps all crashed (Eval is evil, could be avoided most of the time, but bind_param()? What’s wrong with that?) No joy here.

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  2. Guillaume Plessis

    @Harry : Hello. First of all, you may tell us a bit more about your config : debian release, sources.list, PHP version, installed extensions…

    Be sure to have the last release, review your configuration, browse bugs.php.net, try to reproduce your problem, give us the probl√©matic piece of code….

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  3. Harry

    It’s too long to post it here. Please give me an e-mail address to write, I’ll send you the code and sources.list.

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