[ANN] PHP changes in Th

Elan Ruusamäe glen at delfi.ee
Mon Jun 16 11:46:06 CEST 2014

the testing packages are in th-ready repository (not in main yet)

To do the upgrade, you should run poldek -u php53-common or poldek -u 

problems can be reported directly to me or #pld on irc

On 12.06.2014 21:27, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> Hi,
> After a lot of time and work from Elan Ruusamäe, we have new PHP
> package sets in Th.  We decided it will be the best for maintainability
> and upgradability to have PHP interpreters only as versioned packages.
> Right now in th and th-ready we have PHP 5.2 to 5.5 as phpXY-* sets.
> php53 contains appropriate triggers for uprade from old php-5.3-*.
> Rationale for the change is that PHP upgrades are often problematic,
> as software requires certain versions, and because of that we'd still
> had to create versioned packages, creating needless work for admins
> to bump back and forth from unversioned to versioned packages.
> Making the switch now avoids that work and leaves the decision
> what PHP flavour to choose solely to the user.


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