Magento cron – php version inconsistency

So, we just found an amazing problem on our server regarding running the magento cronjob.

The cron file was run but nothing was scheduled. After much debugging we encountered the following.

For some (magical) reason the cron daemon used the binary in

/usr/bin/php

while the preferred binary should be

/usr/local/bin/php

so a quick fix was backing up and renaming the binary in

/usr/bin/php

and symlinking the one in local.

This was encountered on a server running DirectAdmin, so if you have a similar problem: check the php version run by your cron daemon!

Laracon EU: The slides

So I’ve been to Laracon EU last week, it was great and extremely helpfull. Here are some of the talks given there:

Ben Corlett – Bridging the gap
http://www.slideshare.net/bencorlett/bridging-the-gap-laracon-2013

Jordi Boggiano – In depth with composer
http://slides.seld.be/?file=2013-08-30+In-Depth+with+Composer.html#1

Matthew Machuga - Objects, Testing, and Responsibility
http://www.slideshare.net/machuga/objects-testing-and-re

Phill Sparks – Software Design Patterns in Laravel
http://www.slideshare.net/sparksphill/software-design-patterns-in-laravel-by-phill-sparks

Taylor Otwell – Building Artisan Commands
as the talk itself consisted of talking and showing/writing code, Taylor pushed everything to github:
https://github.com/taylorotwell/laracon-eu-2013

Ross Tuck – HTTP and Your Angry Dog
http://www.slideshare.net/rosstuck/http-and-your-angry-dog

These are all very interesting talks, be sure to check them out!

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