httpd 2.2.22 is live

March 5, 2012 by · 12 Comments 

httpd 2.2.22 is now live in the public repos.  I didn't get a lot of sleep last week due to a ShoreTel deployment so I decided not to push it live on Friday as originally planned.

httpd 2.2.22 coming next week

February 24, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

httpd 2.2.22 will be posted to my testing repo early next week with a public push at the end of the week.  I've gotten swamped with a ShoreTel deployment this week and while I've built the packages for httpd 2.2.22 I haven't actually spent any time testing them.

httpd 2.2.21 now available

September 22, 2011 by · 12 Comments 

I've just made httpd 2.2.21 available in my repos.  No other packages were updated or rebuilt so with any luck this will be a smooth upgrade for everyone.

For those that don't know, aside from a few bug fixes here and there, httpd 2.2.21 fixes another DoS bug (this time in mod_proxy_ajp) and re-fixes the DoS bug that was fixed in 2.2.20.

httpd 2.2.21 ChangeLog

Everything updated, PHP 5.3 musings

September 12, 2011 by · 23 Comments 

Apache's httpd is now 2.2.20 to fix that bit of recent DoS nastyness, PHP is up to 5.2.17, MySQL up to 5.1.58, XCache has been updated to the 1.3.2 release, and a few included deps have been bumped as well.

One thing I've been considering lately is the upgrade to PHP 5.3.  I was saying for a long time that I was not going to force people to upgrade because of the sheer volume of systems with outdated ioncube and zend loaders that would break (more zend than ioncube), but to be honest, you've all had a long time to remedy that issue, and with the EOL on PHP 5.2 (5.2.16 was supposed to be the last release, they made a 5.2.17 to cover an issue, who knows how many more times they'll do that), I think it's time to upgrade the repo.

I've personally been running PHP 5.3 on Amazon's EC2 for about 6 months now and have not had a single issue.  I can't say none of you will, and you should probably all start reading the PHP 5.3 migration guide, particularly the sections on backwards incompatible changes, removed extensions, and deprecated functions, but I'll help where I can when the day comes to push out the version bump.  That's not to say it will be tomorrow, for one, I'm leaving town tomorrow on business, and it won't be next week either, but at some point over the next month or two, I'll be pushing PHP 5.3 updates (with a warning on the site first, check back once in a while or subscribe to the RSS feed).

Oh, and as a reminder to all, updates are available early to those that use my "Testing" repos.  These are packages I consider production-quality enough to try on my live systems and typically once a package is pushed to that point I don't rebuild again.  I just wait a week and copy them to the GA repos.

httpd 2.2.17, mysql 5.1.52, php 5.2.16 and more…

December 21, 2010 by · 73 Comments 

httpd 2.2.17, mysql 5.1.52, php 5.2.16,  XCache 1.3.1, and APC 3.1.6 (which is FINALLY marked as stable) updates are all published to the regular repo, "yum update" for everyone!

More here tomorrow, I'm tired...

EDIT: Or not, I'm a man of few words.  :)

MySQL 5.1 packages live, PHP & httpd also upgraded

September 13, 2010 by · 100 Comments 

If you haven't noticed yet, packages for MySQL 5.1 have been moved to the public repos. I whipped up updates for PHP 5.2.14 and httpd 2.2.16 as well. For those that have programs compiled against the mysql 5.0.x client libraries, a mysqlclient15 package has been added.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are some potential issues you might run into when upgrading from MySQL 4.1 or 5.0. It is absolutely critical that you run 'mysql_upgrade' after installing the update. Failure to do so will cause serious weirdness with your databases.

Repos updated, httpd 2.2.15, php 5.2.13, mysql 5.0.91 and more

June 2, 2010 by · 62 Comments 

Enough said.  You know what you've got to do.  Issues in the comments as usual.  If something goes wrong and you've got a large bit of data you'd like to send me, please send it via the comment form on the About page and don't break the site layout by posting it all as a comment.

Also, it might pay to check out my Twitter feed over on the right side-bar.  If you don't you might miss things like updates to this site, my neighbor's house catching on fire this past Saturday and me complaining about various things that annoy me.

Just about everything updated (including the site)

September 22, 2009 by · 90 Comments 

Alright, just about every package in the repo was just updated.  Some significantly, others not so much, but the ones people are likely to care about are there.  MySQL is now up to 5.0.84, PHP is up to 5.2.11, and httpd is up to 2.2.13.

In addition to the package updates, I also included php-memcache for connecting to a memcached server and a choice of PHP accelerators as these were both things that many people were requesting.  You can now choose between php-xcache, php-apc, and php-eaccelerator (all of which conflict so don't try and force more than one to install).  I've not extensively tested the latter two as I personally use xcache, so someone will have to let me know if I should change something.

Lastly, the site itself has been updated to the newest release of WordPress, I've ripped out a bunch of plugins, added a few new ones, and I've installed a new skin.  I'll be tweaking everything as time goes on so things may be moving about and features may break from time to time.  If you notice anything flaky then please use the comment form on the About page.

Recent repo updates: ModSecurity, XCache, httpd

January 23, 2008 by · 55 Comments 

I've been a bit lax over the past week or so, but there's been a few packages I've updated since the last post. On January 8th I updated XCache to 1.2.2. On January 15th I updated mod_security to eliminate that config bug that affected some 32-bit users. Finally, yesterday, January 22nd, I updated Apache's httpd to 2.2.8.

On that last one, there were two versions of httpd posted yesterday: "jason.2" and "jason.3". If you've got "jason.2" then I'd suggest you run another "yum update" as I decided to make a last minute change to stomp out a possible initscript issue that may have affected some users. If you get a couple warning messages during the upgrade you can ignore them; they aren't important and they won't come back once you are on "jason.3".

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Upgrading to httpd 2.2.6 on RHEL and CentOS

September 12, 2007 by · 71 Comments 

Whew! Given that it's been 8 months since the release of Apache's httpd 2.2.4 I was starting to wonder whether or not the httpd developers were on an extended vacation. That said, they've just released version 2.2.6 of their wonderful web server. That vacation theory must have been wrong, given that they skipped version 2.2.5 (something that is rarely done) and went straight to 2.2.6. This release is a big one, fixing five potential security issues and numerous bugs to provide a more stable platform.

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