PHP 5.3.0 RC4 available

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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… Read more »

PHP 5.3.0 RC3 packages for Lenny

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The third (and probably the last) release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group a few days ago. Then I updated the preview packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386. To fetch them, just add these temporary entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list and upgrade your boxes : deb http://php53.dotdeb.org… Read more »

PHP 5.3.0 RC2 packages for Lenny

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A few days ago, the second release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group. I just updated the preview packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386. Have fun!

PHP 5.3.0 RC1 packages for Lenny

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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 : Namespaces support Late static binding MySQL native driver Phar support… 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… Read more »

PHP 5.2.9 is packaged (at last)

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Sorry for the delay, but I had to come back from winter sports to have a decent Internet connection… After being published by the PHP Group, PHP 5.2.9 anf its corresponding PECL extensions is now packaged for Lenny/Etch, amd64/i386. It fixes some annoying crashes and one security issue. The next release should be PHP 5.3.0… Read more »

PHP 5.2.8 available [update]

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The PHP Group released PHP 5.2.8 this morning to fix the magic_quotes_gpc issue. If you previously installed PHP 5.2.7-0.dotdeb.1 from Dotdeb and do not care about the version number displayed in your phpinfo(), save your bandwidth, your server is already secure 🙂 Otherwise, just apt-get upgrade your LAMP stack… [update] The packages have been upgraded to 5.2.8-0.dotdeb.1 to… Read more »

PHP 5.2.7 updated because magic_quotes_gpc is broken

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Stefan Esser has posted a warning about upgrading PHP to the 5.2.7 release : (…)a change in the ext/filter extension that by default processes all incoming data, broke the magic_quotes_gpc feature. While magic_quotes_gpc itself is deprecated and it is recommended to not rely on it as protection against SQL injection, it is still used in many… Read more »

PHP 5.2.7 available

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From PHP.net : The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.7. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 120 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release. (…) Further details about the PHP 5.2.7 release… Read more »

How to package PHP extensions by yourself

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I often receive emails telling me that Dotdeb is a great tool, but that some useful packages are missing, such as some PECL extensions. I wish I could maintain many and many packages, but I don’t think it’s a good idea for the Dotdeb’s overall quality and for my free time 😉 Sorry for that. Then,… Read more »