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02-20-2002, 11:08 AM
I'd like to run a newer version of php to support phpBB2. I suppose I can use PHP in CGI mode and run whatever version I like. However, seems like compiling a new version would drive system monitors crazy. Is that OK? To compile on our account? Is there a suggested approach to being a good citizen while compiling programs like PHP? Are all the necessary tools available? Anyone else done this already?
I haven't been following the phpBB v2 development all that close (once it drags on for several months, I lose interest quickly), but I'm surprised to hear FQ's version of PHP is too old for it. What exactly are you referring to??
02-20-2002, 02:08 PM
I just asked on the phpBB2 forum, what version of PHP are they targeting? Don't know yet, but I discovered at least one reason why 4.0.4 (the version on FQ) is too old. 4.0.5 introduces array arguments for the str_replace function, and phpBB2 uses that.
02-20-2002, 02:17 PM
4.0.4 (the version on FQ) 4.0.4 is the version of the CGI version, the Apache module version is at 4.0.6. So, if you don't intend on using the CGI version, the version is new enough.
4.1.1 is in final testing from what I heard, so that should find its way to the server fairly soon.
I've been testing phpBB2 RC2 on FQ servers for a couple of weeks now without any problems.
It's a very very easy install... the hard work is customising the templates to match the look of your site.
02-21-2002, 08:52 AM
Thanks for the information. The extension I wrote requires CGI. I wrote a script that that injects mailing list items from a POP account into the phpBB database so that I can use phpBB as a mailing list archive. I usually execute such jobs via cron, so it needs a later CGI version.
02-21-2002, 08:56 AM
This situation is about to change...
Keep your eyes peeled on Server News as there is a large upgrade drop coming this weekend...
--Eyes superglued open--
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