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On November 14th 2013, the PHP group has released PHP 5.5.6. This release fixes some bugs against PHP 5.5.5, and adds some performance improvements.

As a consequence, PHP 5.5.6 packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”, on both amd64 and i386 architectures.

Please read the Changelog and the migration guide (be aware of the backward incompatible changes) before upgrading.

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6 Responses to “PHP 5.5.6, for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy””

  1. Geo

    Hi guys!
    I have a strange problem (not sure what causes it!) but maybe some of you have an idea what can be done?
    I am trying to install php5-memcached
    Try #1

    wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/php-memcached/php5-memcached_2.0.1-6_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i php5-memcached_2.0.1-6_amd64.deb

    It returns:
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of php5-memcached:
    php5-memcached depends on libmemcached10; however:
    Package libmemcached10 is not installed.
    php5-memcached depends on phpapi-20100525; however:
    Package phpapi-20100525 is not installed.
    ================

    Try #2
    apt-get install php5-memcached
    It returns:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    php5-memcached : Depends: libmemcached11 but it is not installable

    libmemcached11 is not a stable package and actually by installing it I broke down the vps so.. I don’t know why this package is required. Maybe some other software installed is keeping this requirement ?

      • Mateo

        If someone can take a few seconds to assist me that would be greatly appreciated. This is what I get after I issue the syntax apt-get install php5 or php55
        “E: Unable to locate package php5″ or 55

  2. Alexandre Devilliers

    Any idea why php5-cli indicates pcntl is enabled but pcntl_fork is not defined? Works fine with PHP 5.4 for here.

    On PHP 5.5:
    [code]# php -v
    PHP 5.5.6-1~dotdeb.1 (cli) (built: Nov 19 2013 01:24:36)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.3-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2013, by Zend Technologies
    # php --ri pcntl

    pcntl

    pcntl support => enabled[/code]
    # php -r “var_dump(function_exists(‘pcntl_fork’));”
    bool(false)[/code]

    On PHP 5.4:
    [code]# php -v
    PHP 5.4.22-1~dotdeb.1 (cli) (built: Nov 19 2013 19:45:38)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
    # php --ri pcntl

    pcntl

    pcntl support => enabled# php -r "var_dump(function_exists('pcntl_fork'));"
    bool(true)[/code]