Updating to PHP5.6.1.


   They released PHP5.6.1 Windows version on Sep-25 06:28:30UTC. Recently, Windows versions release earlier than other versions. So, I updated my PHP from 5.6.0 to 5.6.1 on my Web server (Windows7HP+SP1(x86)).

   There is no difference between the two php.ini-production files except a misspelling correction. So I replaced all files and copied my php.ini file to the folder. Then I restarted the httpd.exe.

   About OPcache bug is still remaining. But the above is my ordinary steps. So I thought “That’s it.”

   Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I had very troubles at this time. First I found the warning “PHP Startup: in Unknown on line 0” on the Apache error log. Only this. It had no module name or anything else. But it was just a warning, i.e. that was a very little problem. And when I checked up the PHP information about PHP Version 5.6.1, I found out the php_curl.dll was not loaded. Boo-hoo-hoo!

   Finally I found out the solution after hard work for all day.
   I added “x:PHP install directory” to PATH Environment Variable. I think, usually, most of PHP users added it when they first installed PHP. But I didn’t and I had no problem until today. I guessed this is the new requirement of PHP5.6.1 at the first time. However, after reading “the curl extension doesn’t load using apache” and seeing its date, I bet that this trouble maybe depends on Windows Security updates.

   Anyway, PHP5.6.1 is working well on the server.

   If you need more information for the configuration, see the post “Migrating from PHP 5.5.16 to PHP 5.6.0 on Windows“.

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