Graphics Libraries – PHP 5.3.6

I wanted to update php to version 5.3.6 from 5.3.2 to cover some security issues. I also wanted to include the GD graphics library functions in this version of php. This will allow image manipulation by script, something that will allow for more dynamic, visual customization.

This is what got installed/updated:

  • jpeg8
  • libpng 1.2.44
  • libxml 2.7.8
  • freetype 2.4.4
  • php 5.3.6

So… php and the graphics routines are now available to anything hosted on that server.

This is the configure script:

CFLAGS=”-arch x86_64″

./configure –prefix=/usr/local/php5 –mandir=/usr/share/man –infodir=/usr/share/info –sysconfdir=/etc –with-config-file-path=/etc –with-zlib –with-zlib-dir=/usr/zlib –with-openssl –without-iconv –enable-exif –enable-ftp –enable-mbstring –enable-mbregex –enable-sockets –with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql –with-pdo-mysql=/usr/local/mysql –with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config –with-mysql-sock=/tmp/mysql.sock –with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs –with-gd –with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local/lib –with-png-dir=/usr/local/lib –with-freetype-dir=/usr/local/lib

MySQL 5.1.56

While updating to this new version of MySQL I found something interesting:
Size in bytes of website database at 7 June 2010 : 10034186
Size in bytes of website today, 22 March 2011: 32235361