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July 31st, 2015

And now running Apache 2.2.31

Posted at 11:52:42 PM by froems

I had installed the new version of PHP before checking to see if there was a new version of HTTPD. Lo and behold, there was. So I compiled and installed that, then recompiled PHP for the newer version of apxs.

July 31st, 2015

Now running PHP 5.4.43

Posted at 11:31:28 PM by froems

Upgraded PHP and everything seems to be okay. I had to upgrade freetype to freetype-2.5.5-x86_64-2.txz from slackware-current first because the old version of freetype was looking for an old version of libpng, which I had upgraded while trying to get KDE working.

This time I configured PHP with --enable-mbstring before compiling, because I might want to use some of the mbstring functions in a project.

July 5th, 2015

Now running the 3.18.11 kernel

Posted at 08:12:20 AM by froems

I wanted to see if I could get KDE running on the server, even though I don't really need it.

The first time I tried to run it, startx would fail. Reading through xorg.0.log, I determined that the problem was due to the server's Intel Broadwell 5500 graphics, which was too new and was unsupported by the Linux kernel that came with Slackware 14.1.

So, I installed the kernel-huge-3.18.11-x86_64-1.txz and kernel-modules-3.18.11-x86_64-1.txz packages from slackware-current. Once I was able to get the new kernel running, I found that this wasn't enough to fix the problem itself, so I also installed the video driver package xf86-video-intel-2.99.917-x86_64-1.txz from slackware-current.

I then started receiving messages about an incorrect ABI version. So I installed xorg-server-1.16.4-x86_64-1.txz from slackware-current. This resolved the ABI version but there were still some dependencies that required upgrading, which were the libpng-1.6.16-x86_64-1.txz and libxshmfence-1.2-x86_64-1.txz packages from slackware-current.

Finally, KDE was able to start, but there was no keyboard or mouse support. I had to go back to slackware-current one more time to install the xf86-input-mouse-1.9.1-x86_64-2.txz and xf86-input-keyboard-1.8.0-x86_64-2.txz packages.

And with all of that done, I was finally able to get KDE running with the mouse and keyboard working.

I don't think I'm even going to use it. I just wanted to see if I could get it to work.

June 27th, 2015

Running new server: Intel i7 5500U, 16GB RAM, 64-bit Slackware 14.1

Posted at 06:28:07 AM by froems

The old server, which served us well for almost a decade, finally burned out. Literally, the CPU heatsink seems to have gone bad and its CPU was running temperatures of 200+ degrees and constantly shutting down. So it was time to upgrade.

The new server is running a 64 bit version of Slackware 14.1, Apache 2.2.29, PHP 5.4.42. I rolled back udev from 182 to 165 because I was having the same problem with the new server seeing the RAID array.

I've spent the last week copying over everything from the old server to the new, and it looks like everything is working again.

Also, I saw that mod_perl 2.0.9 is finally out with Apache 2.4 support. I'll have to look into moving to Apache 2.4 now, when I have time.

May 2nd, 2015

Now running PHP 5.4.40

Posted at 03:31:13 PM by froems

I've upgraded PHP again and everything appears to be working.

Still no mod_perl for Apache 2.4.

April 9th, 2015

Now running PHP 5.4.39

Posted at 06:45:50 PM by froems

Upgraded PHP again. Everything seems to be working after the upgrade.

Still no mod_perl for Apache 2.4.

February 11th, 2015

Now running PHP 5.4.37

Posted at 10:01:20 PM by froems

Upgraded PHP once again. Everything seems to be running fine.

There's still no release version of mod_perl for Apache 2.4 yet. I'm starting to wonder if it will ever be released.

October 17th, 2014

Now running PHP 5.4.34

Posted at 04:54:24 PM by froems

New PHP version, patched some security holes, installed without any issues, blah blah blah.

October 7th, 2014

Now running Apache 2.2.29 and PHP 5.4.33

Posted at 05:45:49 AM by froems

I've upgraded the software to the newest versions yet again.

I still can't move to Apache 2.4, because mod_perl for Apache 2.4 still isn't a thing yet. I hear it should be ready Real Soon Now, though.

I also upgraded Bash to patch the Shellshock security hole, although none of my CGI scripts use Bash anyway. Why would anyone ever use Bash for CGI when there's Perl?

July 11th, 2014

PHP/MySQL framework converted from mysql to mysqli functions

Posted at 01:13:12 PM by froems

It turned out that there were only four scripts in the main site framework that needed to be converted, so the amount of work involved to convert everything to mysqli wasn't all that much after all. While doing the conversion, I also took the opportunity to clean up some old code in a few spots.

I've tested everything after the conversion, and it all seems to be working properly, so hopefully the framework should be good to go for the next decade or so now.