Apache 2.2 and php 5.4.5 failing on freebsd 8.3

Michael Powell nightrecon at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 20 21:10:59 UTC 2012

John R. Levine wrote:

>> Then perhaps you should downgrade to lang/php53 and lang/php53-extensions
>> and compare the results!
> Good thought, I just did that.  Results:
> php5.3: works fine as far as I can tell
> php5.4: fails in random ways
> This suggests there is a bug in 5.4 which only is apparent on FreeBSD 8.x.
> I note that the packages for 8.x have gone away on the distribution
> server, so I expect they're not regression testing 8.x any more
> [snip]

I had pretty much the same experience. I run apache22 with the event mpm in 
conjunction with php-fm, utilizing mod_fastcgi to connect the two. This is 
so I can have a threaded web server and separate it from questionable 
"thread-safe" PHP code. I had built PHP with the threading option, and with 
5.4.x I had flaky segfaults in some modules. I suspected at the time that 
there were regressions in "thread-safety" in more than one module but had 
zero time to deal with it. I went back down to 5.3.xx just as you and have 
had no trouble since.


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