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On June 11th 2015, the PHP group released PHP 5.5.26.

Several bugs have been fixed as well as several security issues into some bundled libraries (CVE-2015-3414, CVE-2015-3415, CVE-2015-3416, CVE-2015-2325 and CVE-2015-2326). All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

PHP 5.5.26 packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 7 “Wheezy”, on both amd64 and i386 architectures.

The following modules have been packaged too :

  • apcu 4.0.7
  • gearman 0.8.3
  • geoip 1.0.8
  • imagick 3.1.2
  • memcache 3.0.8
  • memcached 2.2.0
  • mongo 1.6.9
  • pecl_http 1.7.6
  • pinba (master)
  • redis 2.2.7
  • spplus 1.1
  • ssh2 0.12
  • xcache 3.2.0
  • xdebug 2.3.2
  • xhprof 0.9.4

Please note that the PCRE issue that Apache users encountered is now fixed.

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

14 Responses to “PHP 5.5.26 for Wheezy”

  1. Jochen

    After upgrading to 5.5.26 I get the following message: php -v -> PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library ‘/usr/lib/php5/20121212/’ – /usr/lib/php5/20121212/ undefined symbol: pcre_exec in Unknown on line 0; apcu works fine with apache2. I’m using debian wheezy, 64bit, apcu module is enabled in cli.

  2. Ali

    Hi all,
    I did the update to PHP 5.4 to 5.5
    I have the correct version of PHP when I launch “php -v” but my vhosts no longer work on Apache 2.2
    PHP scripts are not interpreted.
    Do I have to do the config from the scratch or just update the version of Apache?

  3. Artvision

    Same issue as @Jochen …
    @Guillaume Plessis can you suggest a safe fix for it? Not sure what the outcome will be if I downgrade to php5-fpm 5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1.
    Tried to downgrade but I get this:
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    php5-apcu php5-curl php5-gd php5-imagick php5-mcrypt php5-mysql phpmyadmin

  4. JCG

    Thank you very much for all your work, Guillaume!


    You have to install downgraded versions of all modules APT wants to remove, using the exact downgrade version number. Worked for me then.

  5. Artvision

    @Guillaume Plessis
    @JCG Thank you! Looks like it works.

  6. JCG


    sudo apt-get install php5-fpm=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-common=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-apcu=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-cli=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-curl=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-gd=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-mcrypt=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-mysql=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-readline=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-redis=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php5-xsl=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1php-pear=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1 php-user-cache=5.5.25-1~dotdeb+7.1