Last Comment Bug 533486 - PHP JSON package install for sites
: PHP JSON package install for sites
12/17/2009 @ 7pm
Product: Graveyard
Classification: Graveyard
Component: Server Operations (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Orem [:oremj]
: matthew zeier [:mrz]
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Blocks: 529926
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Reported: 2009-12-08 09:30 PST by Alex Buchanan [:abuchanan]
Modified: 2015-03-12 08:17 PDT (History)
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Description User image Alex Buchanan [:abuchanan] 2009-12-08 09:30:53 PST

Please make sure that the PHP functions json_decode() and json_encode() work on and

fox2mike and I recently debugged this problem on www-trunk.stage, and found that the PECL package was installed but not configured properly.

The page using these functions will launch a week from today.

Comment 1 User image Dave Miller [:justdave] ( 2009-12-08 09:40:54 PST
This will need to be set up in puppet in order to work properly in production (since those servers can get replaced at random and need to be set up correctly automatically when they get loaded from scratch).

The page you linked was last updated 4 days ago and no longer includes any configuration information, only "compiled in by default in PHP 5.2.0 and newer".  I can't find a page history to look at the older versions at all.  Can you share the needed configuration information?
Comment 2 User image Alex Buchanan [:abuchanan] 2009-12-08 09:53:41 PST
fox2mike can be more specific about what he did to fix the issue.

You can...

a) install the JSON PECL package and configure apache-php to load the .so module.  I think this is in /etc/httpd/conf.d/json.conf?  (the name json.conf could be wrong)  Also, you'll need to restart apache to load the new config.


b) upgrade to php 5.2 (currently we're at 5.1.6 I think)
Comment 3 User image Jeremy Orem [:oremj] 2009-12-08 15:04:54 PST
I think I'd rather just update php to 5.2, so that it will be in sync with the other clusters.
Comment 4 User image Jeremy Orem [:oremj] 2009-12-17 09:55:07 PST
Tonight @ 7pm?
Comment 5 User image Jeremy Orem [:oremj] 2009-12-17 19:36:57 PST
Prod and stage are PHP 5.2.9 (cli) (built: Jun 23 2009 14:49:15)

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