Upgrade of PHP4

Beech Rintoul beech at freebsd.org
Mon Oct 8 21:08:53 PDT 2007

On Monday 08 October 2007, Olivier Nicole said:
> > Doubtful, given the fact that php4 will reach EOL December 31.
> > You should plan on upgrading to php5.
> Thanks, now that lads to the second question, what will I break
> when updating? What should I be carefull about? I have several
> servers, managing quite many sites, with a lot of home made
> pages...
> TIA,
> Olivier

It should be ok with most current apps, but I would run them on a test 
server first if it's something mission critical. Php's site has 
migration info (http://www.php.net) which should be helpful for 
custom scripts. Also the vendor sites should let you know if they 
will work with php5. I haven't run into anything that won't in quite 
a while, but your mileage may vary :-)

You will need to completely remove php4 and ALL extensions then 
rebuild them with php5. FWIW, their site says that they will still 
have critical patches for a while, but all official support stops at 
the end of December.


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