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From PHP.net :

The PHP development team is proud to announce the fourth release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC4). This RC focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements, and we hope only minimal changes are required for the next candidate or final stable releases. PHP 5.3.0 is a newly developed version of PHP featuring long-awaited features like namespaceslate static bindingclosures and much more.

Please download and test these release candidates, and report any issues found. A stable release is expected next week . In case of critical issues we will continue producing weekly RCs. Downloads and further information is available at qa.php.net. See also the work in progress 5.3 upgrade guide.

The preview packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386 has been updated. Just apt-get upgrade.

16 Responses to “PHP 5.3.0 RC4 available”

  1. Colin Lundy

    Heya,

    Was just wondering if you would be able to help me upgrade PHP … iv got a VPS with Supanames but for some reason when I do “apt-get upgrade” and even “apt-get install php5” it doesnt seem to work …

    Any ideas?

  2. Gabriel Sobrinho

    Hi Guillaume,

    I’m trying to use the PHP 5.3 repository on Debian Lenny now and I gotting a BZip2 error.

    It’s saying the repository file isn’t a BZip2 file with error code 2. Can you check that?

    Thank you again

  3. Gabriel Sobrinho

    89% [6 Packages bzip2 0]bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Err http://php53.packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Packages
    Sub-processo bzip2 retornou um código de erro (2)
    Obter:7 http://php53.packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Sources [1493B]
    90% [7 Sources bzip2 0]bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
    Err http://php53.packages.dotdeb.org stable/all Sources
    Sub-processo bzip2 retornou um código de erro (2)

    Translating the message is more or less: “Subproccess bzip2 returned error code (2)”

  4. Guillaume Plessis

    @Gabriel Sobrinho : When do you get this message? Did you make a special configuration for apt-get to get Packages.bz2 files instead of the Packages.gz regular ones? I had no problem with pure vanilla Lenny boxes.

  5. Gabriel Sobrinho

    I got this error when I run aptitude/apt-get update.
    I don’t remember if I do it. How I check that?

  6. Gabriel Sobrinho

    I found the problem Guillaume… I’m using php53.packages.dotdeb.net (Where found I it?!)

    I changed for php53.dotdeb.net and now it’s working fine… Thank you for assistance

  7. Stephan Wentz

    php5-mhash – the mhash.so is missing, according to dpkg -L php5-mash:

    /.
    /usr
    /usr/lib
    /usr/lib/php5
    /usr/lib/php5/20090115
    /usr/share
    /usr/share/doc
    /etc
    /etc/php5
    /etc/php5/conf.d
    /etc/php5/conf.d/mhash.ini
    /usr/share/doc/php5-mhash

  8. Guillaume Plessis

    @Stephan Wentz : ext/mhash is deprecated with PHP 5.3.0, it’s emulated by ext/hash. Then, no .so is built and the php5-mhash package will disapear (I’m working on them).

    Preview packages (just without suhosin and without PECL extensions) of PHP 5.3.0-final will be uploaded soon.

  9. Gabriel Sobrinho

    @Guillaume Plessis : PHP 5.3 are released. You will upgrade the repository soon?

  10. Gabriel Sobrinho

    Sorry, sorry, sorry… I see your comment now:

    Preview packages (just without suhosin and without PECL extensions) of PHP 5.3.0-final will be uploaded soon.

    Thanks