PHP 5.2.10 packages for Lenny/Etch are now available!

A few days ago, the PHP development team announced the availability of PHP 5.2.10 with many improvements and 100+ bug fixes. Here is the Changelog.

Now that the corresponding Suhosin patch is alive, the PHP 5.2.10 packages are available on Dotdeb :

  • for Debian Lenny and Etch
  • for the amd64 and i386 architectures

Upgrading your servers is highly recommanded.

Update : The PHP 5.2.10 packages seem to be buggy under (un)certain conditions : (f)CGI + Suhosin.
Then I decided to rollback to 5.2.9 to avoid a flood a users’ requests and to give me time to investigate. If your PHP 5.2.10 does not encounter problems, keep it, you’re lucky :)


PHP 5.3.0 RC4 available

From :

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 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.


Google Perftools 1.3 available for Lenny

Do you remember how to speed up your MySQL server using the Google Perftools? It seems that the amd64 flavour of these libraries makes MySQL crash.

I just bumped the version of the google-perftools packages for Lenny from 1.0 to 1.3. According to the Changelog they’re bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements, and then enhance the stability of the daemons they’re plugged in.

Upgrading is highly recommended.

Update : The packages are now available for Etch.

Update #2 : Please desactivate the Google Perftools 1.3! They’re crashing MySQL. I’m rolling back to the old version (Etch : 0.98, Lenny : 1.0) until I fix (or Google) fix this issue. Really sorry for the mess…


PHP 5.3.0 RC3 packages for Lenny

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 stable all
deb-src stable all

Please note that an upgrade guide is being written. You also may want to visit this page.