August 2011


PHP released 5.3.8

The PHP development team just released 5.3.8. It’s an important bug fix release that solves two new bugs that were introduced in 5.3.7:

  • Fixed bug #55439 (crypt() returns only the salt for MD5)
  • Reverted a change in timeout handling restoring PHP 5.3.6 behavior, which caused mysqlnd SSL connections to hang (Bug #55283).

My advise is to upgrade as soon as possible. I haven’t found any problem with this version and I installed it on most of my test and production servers.

To see the buglist solved in this release, read them in the ChangeLog.

For instructions on how to upgrade PHP please read: Upgrading PHP.

PHP released 5.3.7

The PHP development team just released 5.3.7. I haven’t found any problem with this version and I installed it on most of my test and production servers. I would advise you to upgrade as this version solves some security issues.

There are a lot of bugs solved in this release, you can read all about them in the ChangeLog.

For instructions on how to upgrade PHP please read: Upgrading PHP.

Mac OS X Update 10.7.1

Having a brand new installation running with Lion for a few weeks now on my new production machine and it’s running like a dream. Just installed the OS X update to 10.7.1, rebooted and had my fingers crossed as I had not rebooted the machine yet. After the reboot did a bunch of checks and everything was running fine. Indicating that the upgrade does not have any impact on our new setup (as was the intention of moving everything into /usr/local) which is great but also indicated that my installation from scratch went find as well and I had not missed any startup- script.

So feel free to upgrade and keep me posted of any issues you might find.

Site moved to new mini at Macminicolo

This weekend I’m moving all my sites and email to a newer mini again at macminicolo, as they rock (for real). My older production mini was a core duo Intel one which was still running Leopard (could not find the courage to upgrade with no backup machine available). Getting a newer machine (a 2 year old Core 2 Duo) also meant I could upgrade to Lion. I’ve installed the new machine from scratch and I’m currently moving site for site and email per domain to make sure that everything goes seamless for the end users.

If you are reading this you are looking at the new mini running Lion!

Why not buy the latest hardware you might ask, because it cost a lot more then a second hand and I really don’t need the power of it. All the sites and mail running on my mini are not giving it a real hard time. If I got slasdotted/fireballed I’ve got WordPress tuned with caching and could handle some load. The highest I got was 10.000 page views in a day, no sweat…

The mail server on Lion

Whilst upgrading my production server, the one you’re getting these pages served by, to Lion and reinstalling all the programs on it I’ve also found time to write everything down for you to use when you upgrade to Lion. We already had the MAMP stuff teated and documented but now all the mail server components have been tested and written.

http://diymacserver.com/mail/lion/

So enjoy your new installation of Lion with these instructions.

In the coming week I will move all my stuff to the new Mini, hopefully without too much interruptions in our service.