Paypal API issues, using PHP5 and nusoap

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago on August 27, 2006 by dave #

Back in Aug 2005, I found something wrong with the http://www.paypal.com/wsdl/PayPalSvc.wsdl file, it’s still a problem!

I have a really interesting situation trying to retrieve order information from Paypal. I compiled PHP 5.0.4 –with-soap thinking that I would just use the built in Soap implemention that comes with PHP5. So, I start with PayPal’s GetTransactionDetails API call. It didn’t work because the service address location defined in the production WSDL has the sandbox URL in it. I complained about this to Paypal, they ignored it, and even released another, version 2.0, of their WSDL with the same mistake in it. I don’t know what they’re doing over there… I can hardly believe that they are allowing this mistake to continue to live in production for weeks (now becoming months).

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Recompiling PHP on FC4 with Plesk 8.0.1

Original Post: August 27, 2006

I have to admit, this task is not for the faint of heart. This entry goes with my PHP Upload Progress Bar entry. I ported the entry from my old server, FC2 on Go Daddy’s Virtual Dedicated, to my new system, FC4 on Go Daddy’s Virtual Dedicated.

My goal is to recompile PHP with the PHP upload progress bar patch applied, while not breaking anything with Plesk!

All I am going to do is replace the “/etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so” file on my system, and that’s it! Remember, I don’t want to break anything with my Plesk installation.

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