Has the problem been solved where the php.ini file couldn't be called from the local directory of the user? I.e. if a user places a php.ini file in the directory, it doesn't work. If they place a phpinfo in the directory it shows that the it's alays calling on the default php.ini and not the local one. I would test this myself, however I need to warn my members at least a good seventy two hours before applying any upgrades, so asking if anyone else can confirm if this problem has been solved.