I'm used to seeing phpMyAdmin notify me of updates fairly frequently so when a few weeks went by without any notifications I headed over to the official site to discover that my installation was out of date.

What I can't determine is why the notifications stopped. I looked in my logs and it appears as if the version checking is still occurring:

[28/Sep/2015:12:31:00 -0400] "GET /pma/version_check.php?&_nocache=1443457870977619155 HTTP/1.1" 200 2

Yet no notifications are appearing. If I run version_check.php directly, I get a reply of []. On another server that we have (which updated properly), I get {"version":"","date":""}.

My config file consists of:

$i = 0;
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['socket'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';

$cfg['ForceSSL'] = true;
$cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'en';
$cfg['ServerDefault'] = 1;
$cfg['PmaNoRelation_DisableWarning'] = true;
$cfg['VersionCheck'] = true;

What can I do to get the notification working again?

  • What version are you running? – Kenny Evitt Sep 28 '15 at 19:29
  • 1 currently – j08691 Sep 28 '15 at 19:30
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    I think you should submit an issue on GitHub. – Kenny Evitt Sep 28 '15 at 19:40
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    @KennyEvitt It's obvious that you want the OP to do this your way, please give them the freedom of doing what they want and don't try and force them. You've already suggested that they submit an issue to GitHub, end of. – AStopher Sep 28 '15 at 19:44

Most likely this is is caused by missing curl extension and disabled allow_url_fopen. Without these phpMyAdmin can not check for new version and doesn't report this anyhow. This will be fixed in future releases, see https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/issues/11874

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  • Just did a quick phpinfo() and got cURL support enabled and allow_url_fopen On On – j08691 Jan 22 '16 at 14:18

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