Manually update PHP

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Manually update PHP

Postby rolltidega » 07. May 2008 15:42

The latest XAMPP for Windows package included PHP 5.2.5. The latest PHP is now 5.2.6. Is there a way to manually update PHP to 5.2.6 or do we have to wait for a new XAMPP package? Thanks....
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Postby Xardas der Dunkle » 07. May 2008 15:48

5.2.6 released yesterday. There is no reason for releasing a new xampp-version directly.

But you can update it by yourself. Download the php-binarys for windows, update the xampp\php Folder and the dlls in the apache\bin Directory.

Then you have to replace:
LoadModule php5_module "I:/www/xampp/apache/bin/php5apache2.dll"
LoadModule php5_module "I:/www/xampp/apache/bin/php5apache2_2.dll"
in: apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf
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Postby rolltidega » 07. May 2008 16:07

OK I will give this a shot in the morning. Thanks a lot!
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Postby jarofclay » 15. May 2008 20:23

Which windows binaries do we download?

PECL? Non-thread safe?
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Postby Nobbie » 15. May 2008 22:02

Is there anything missing in 5.2.5 what is fixed in 5.2.6?

If not, never change a running system whithout needs.
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Postby cb » 11. June 2008 23:12

PHP 5.2.6 does contain a number of security and bug fixes so I'd like to install it too.

I had a go at using the instructions from previous post, but couldn't get it to work. Is it possible to explain a little more? e.g. names of the .dll files and which binary to actually use

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Postby cb » 18. June 2008 22:15

I see there has been a new Beta 1.67 released which contains Apache (2.2.9), MySQL (5.0.51b), PHP (5.2.6), phpMyAdmin (2.11.6), mod_perl (2.0.4), OpenSSL (0.9.8h), and eAccelerator (

Looks like this is the way to go forward.
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