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June 30th, 2018

Now running PHP 7.2.7

Posted at 06:30:57 AM by froems

Same routine... new version of PHP, downloaded, compiled, tested, it's all working, etc.

May 29th, 2018

Now running PHP 7.2.6

Posted at 09:00:03 PM by froems

Another PHP upgrade. Compiled it, installed it, everything is working.

May 3rd, 2018

Now running PHP 7.2.5

Posted at 01:23:25 PM by froems

Another PHP patch was released, I downloaded it, compiled it, and installed it, and everything seems to be working.

April 4th, 2018

Now running Apache 2.4.33, PHP 7.2.4, and OpenSSL 1.0.2o

Posted at 03:39:36 PM by froems

I installed the OpenSSL package from Slackware64-current, and compiled Apache and PHP from source to get the latest versions up and running. I also renewed the HTTPD certificate manually, as the auto-renew feature wasn't working properly.

Everything appears to be in good working order after the upgrade.

March 13th, 2018

Now running PHP 7.2.3

Posted at 08:48:14 PM by froems

PHP released a security update. I downloaded, compiled, and installed it. It appears to be working.

December 20th, 2017

Now running Apache 2.4.29 and PHP 7.2.0

Posted at 03:17:38 AM by froems

I've been too busy to post updates lately, but I have updated the site software to Apache 2.4.29 with PHP 7.2.0. I will be checking all of the PHP scripts to ensure that they still work after the jump to a new major release.

July 26th, 2017

Now running Apache 2.4.27 and serving XHTML5!

Posted at 06:26:47 PM by froems

I upgraded the web server to the newest version once again.

I also updated the site generation code to change it from XHTML 1.1 compliant to Polyglot HTML5/XHTML5 compliant. This only required a few small changes: some changes to the HTML header and some changes to HTML entities that were not recognized by XML and needed to be converted to Unicode entities.

July 10th, 2017

Now running PHP 5.6.31

Posted at 07:30:24 PM by froems

For the first time in almost half a year, a new version of PHP 5.6 was released, so I compiled and installed it. Everything still seems to be working fine after installation.

June 28th, 2017

Now running Apache 2.4.26

Posted at 05:49:08 PM by froems

I've upgraded the web server to version 2.4.26, which was released nine days ago. Everything seems to be working fine after the upgrade.

May 16th, 2017

Now running HTTPS from Let's Encrypt!

Posted at 02:16:53 AM by froems

We are now serving up a secure site using HTTPS/SSL! Many thanks to the team at Let's Encrypt for providing a free verified SSL certificate. Most of the SSL certificate authorities out there wanted $100 per year or more, which is why it took me so long to get around to implementing it here.

I tried generating the certificate using Certbot first, but Certbot didn't seem to play well with Slackware. So I used Neilpang's to generate the certificate instead, which worked perfectly on the first try. A few tweaks to httpd.conf were made, and we're now serving up secure content!