Slackware: php
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New PHP5 packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security and other bugs. Note that PHP5 was not officially supported in Slackware 10.1 or 10.2 (being in the /testing directory), and was not the default version of PHP for Slackware 11.0 (being in the /extra directory), but updates are being provided anyway.
[slackware-security]  php (SSA:2007-314-01)

New PHP5 packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0,
and -current to fix security and other bugs.

Note that PHP5 was not officially supported in Slackware 10.1 or 10.2
(being in the /testing directory), and was not the default version of
PHP for Slackware 11.0 (being in the /extra directory), but updates are
being provided anyway.


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz:
  Upgraded to php-5.2.5.
  This fixes bugs and security issues.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.php.net/releases/5_2_5.php
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4887
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/testing/packages/php5/php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/testing/packages/php5/php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/extra/php5/php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/php-5.2.5-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.1 package:
8b3d6becd928cb57a885715ac7f8cff8  php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
18c47598820ecb187f8d19a3e2bc7ec6  php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
8cd2ec70ef323c5de88e34c041a6e6a5  php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
1784adc85a1a3ff36d84baa8074d99ed  php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
4ebf48ac4661da84e889688d76edec8e  php-5.2.5-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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First, stop Apache:
# apachectl stop

Next, upgrade to the new PHP package:
# upgradepkg php-5.2.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Finally, restart Apache:
# apachectl start

Or, for Apache 1.3.x versions using SSL:
# apachectl startssl

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