GeoIP 1.0.5 released
- Small bug in
phpinfo()when printing version number could crash PHP. (in 1.0.4)
- Fix memleaks, bug #14851
- Small patch for MacPorts by jhohle
geoip_region_name_by_code()(thanks to Sid Dunayer)
- Add continent_code field for City Database, only if using GeoIP lib 1.4.3 or newer
Since most of the features are very dependent on the GeoIP Library version you're using, I do suggest you upgrade the installed library on your system before upgrading the PECL counter-part.
I have also upgraded the PHP documentation, which should appear on the mirrors by next week. I am now working on documenting the added functions, mostly that FIPS 10-4 thing in
One thing to note about this release though is that the time zones returned by
geoip_time_zone_by_country_and_region() with library 1.4.5 don't seem to make any sense here. I have opened up a bug report on SourceForge for libgeoip, will see if it gets resolved in the next release.
In the meantime, happy IP Geo Localization with PHP!
All new blog!
Ok, so what's the catch? It looks like the other one, what's different? In fact, what changed is the machine behind.
After many problems with ServerPronto, I decived to move everything back in Canada. My new hosting company is now iWeb, right here in Montreal. I wasn't sure at first, since iWeb is a little bit more expensive than others. After trying it, I am more than pleased with the service.
For example, when installing my dedicated server, I wanted to switch my Debian to Gentoo. I knew it was risky, but I needed my server to run Gentoo, mainly for seldom ebuild development. Everything ran smoothly, but I unfortunately made a typo in the network config file. Upon reboot, I couldn't access the machine and was stuck with a bricked server.
With a simple support ticket, I was able to get an IP KVM connected to my server quickly and interacted with it to bring the network back online. It might seem like a trivial event, but I am not sure what would have happened if it was hosted elsewhere. I would have probably ended up paying someone to type the commands on the shell, which is not always an easy task when the other person is more than a thousand kilometers away.
DoubleMetaphone on PECL
After some house-keeping, version 0.1.2 was born. It is still alpha, although it should not segfault or anything. The only reason going alpha is because I'm not sure the API should stay the same. After some feedbacks, I'll ramp-up beta and GA.
So, after a
pecl install doublemetaphone, you can enjoy using the new
If you have any comments, or found bugs, leave a comment here, or on the PECL bug system.
PECL GeoIP on Gentoo
Until now, I was using the PEAR installer, which is great for installing PECL packages. The only downside is that those packages won't be seen when doing a world upgrade with Gentoo. You then have two choices:
- Do an
emerge worldfollowed by a
- Install PECL packages via Portage
Since I'm lazy, I like the fact to upgrade everything at one place.
The hard part now is to write the ebuild, which is really simple considering the fact that it is a PECL package and that eclass are available.
One thing to another, this ebuild is now part of the testing overlay for Gentoo. If no bugs are found, it should be part of the normal tree shortly.
The error? The use of the boolean
true. So I rolled up 0.1.1, which is simply a four characters fix. You can download the new Double Metaphone for PHP version 0.1.1 here
For more information on the package itself, please consult the original post.
At the time, I did post an email to the PECL dev lists, but didn't receive any positive or negative answer. I thus never decided to publish it on PECL, thinking people weren't interested in the package - I was wrong. I have been contacted this week by email, asking if I could send the package to someone, if I still had the code. Well, lucky me, it had not the time to bitrot.
So here we go. If you need Double Metaphone inside PHP, grab doublemetaphone-0.1.0.tgz from here and follow the instructions on how to install PECL packages. You should be able to do something similar to this:
olivier@geeko-book $ pecl download
downloading doublemetaphone-0.1.0.tgz ...
Starting to download doublemetaphone-0.1.0.tgz (7,450 bytes)
.....done: 7,450 bytes
olivier@geeko-book $ sudo pecl install doublemetaphone-0.1.0.tgz
Now, don't forget to
dl() the extension (bad...) or add it to your
If this works for you and you find it useful, you can always visit my PECL profile. It does have a wishlist URL if you have an urgent need to thank me.