Need to upgrade integrated zip module

Bug #485760 reported by mbrancalion on 2009-11-20
This bug affects 1 person
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php5 (Ubuntu)
Chuck Short

Bug Description

Binary package hint: php5

Zip module ( version 1.8.11), found in the current php package in karmic (php5-common, 5.2.10.dfsg.1-2ubuntu6.1), should be upgraded to the latest version (1.10.2, as found in

The actual zip module include generates a corrupted zip file, from within php script. Openoffice, for example, cannot open a .odt file created by a php script using this zip extension.
If i decompress the created file, and compress again with "zip" in bash, the odt document gets created in a correct way.
I'm attaching an example of incorrectly created file.

As far as i know, this problem didn't exist in previous versions of the ubuntu php package.

(A quick solution would be to recompile php without the integrated zip module...... but i'm trying to avoid it).

Any solution, apart ricompilation (by ubuntu's staff) of the entire package with the update zip ? .......

Marco Brancalion.

mbrancalion (marcobrancalion) wrote :
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

This is fixed in php 5.2.11 which is in lucid however this might be a good candidate for an SRU.


Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2009-12-05
Changed in php5 (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Chuck Short (zulcss)
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

I havent been able to reproduce this.


Changed in php5 (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → Won't Fix
mbrancalion (marcobrancalion) wrote :

Update: i recompiled the actual php5 package (v. 5.2.10.dfsg.1-2ubuntu6.3), by using the "debian way" (apt-get source, etc).
I only changed the file "debian/rules" by stripping away the option "--enable-zip" in the COMMON_CONFIG variable.
And i changed the version number by adding a "-custom1", using debchange.

Once recompiled and installed, now (as i presumed) the zip module, which i had installed with pecl (v. 1.10.2) gets loaded, instead of being included in the php itself, and my problem is solved.

I hope that the next released php5 package will hook to that upgraded version of zip (1.10.2) ...

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