ID SSA-2007-314-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2007-11-10T16:06:23


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:

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: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from Give a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

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:

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