[wp-hackers] WordPress 3.1 Requirements

Brian Layman bulk at thecodecave.com
Thu Dec 16 16:23:36 UTC 2010

On 12/16/2010 11:08 AM, Dre Armeda wrote:
> On 12/16/10 7:56 AM, Chris Williams wrote:
>> One set of sites I have is on 1and1.  Automatic updates do not work 
>> in the default configuration (PHP 4.x).  The update hangs on 
>> "downloading zip..."  If you do the one change of add the mapping to 
>> the .htaccess file, to force PHP 5.x) they do work.  That, to me, is 
>> clear proof of a 5.x dependency.
>> It is quite true that, as far as I can determine, the sites work fine 
>> on 4.x with manual upgrading.
> Or the other way to look at it is 1and1 may have something hosed in 
> their PHP 4.x config. Not saying this is the case, but I've seen 
> crazier things happen.
> In the end, to me, there is no clear proof of a dependency here. 

If there is even one auto-update working in php4, which you report is 
the case, then there can't be a php5 dependency.  These hosts probably 
have /allow_url_fopen /set to 0 or some such similar configuration./


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