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On October 16th 2013, the PHP group has released PHP 5.5.5. This release fixes about twenty bugs against PHP 5.5.4, some of them regarding the build system. All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

As a consequence, PHP 5.5.5 packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”, on both amd64 and i386 architectures. And good news, Xcache is back with the php5-xcache package!

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

Last but not least, if you find Dotdeb useful, you may want to show your support.

11 Responses to “PHP 5.5.5, for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy””

  1. jC

    Hi and thank you for your packages, i use them for all my servers!!!

    Is a return of php5-ffmpeg expected for whezzy? I missed it so much!!!

  2. Tim

    Hi Guillaume,
    I got the following error:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    php5-sasl : Depends: phpapi-20100525
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Any chance to see them in a future release?

  3. Patrick

    Hi, I tried to install php5-fpm 5.5.5. and got the following error:

    During installation, last line: “initctl: Unknown job: php5-fpm”

    when trying to “service php5-fpm restart/start/stop”: “Unknown job: php5-fpm”

    “/etc/init.d/php5-fpm” does not give any response, and I cannot start php-fpm either way.

    /etc/init.d/php5-fpm and /etc/init/php5-fpm.conf do exist

    PHP 5.4 is working, a few days ago dotdeb PHP 5.5.4 was working.

    I already removed all (purge/autoremove) and reinstalled, with and without PHP5.4, still no success.

    Do you have any hints or suggestions?

  4. Patrick

    Ok, I compared the /etc/init/php5-fpm.conf-files, and the line

    reload signal USR2

    is new. I removed it and now can start/stop/restart php5-fpm daemon.

  5. Karl

    Hello, I upgraded to 5.5, but it seems that it cannot find cURL. php5-curl is installed on the system, but a quick phpinfo does not show cURL anywhere and my website complains about it missing.


  6. Guillaume Plessis

    @Karl : could you please check that :

    • is present in /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini
    • this file is also present/symlinked in /etc/php5/[yourSAPI]/conf.d/
  7. jc

    Thanks you for this reply, i will check thoses projects that seem a good alternative for my needs!!