[ANN] PHP changes in Th

Jan Rękorajski baggins at pld-linux.org
Sun Jun 22 22:54:32 CEST 2014

New php packages have benn moved to main Th ftp repository.

On Thu, 12 Jun 2014, 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.

Jan Rękorajski                                 | PLD/Linux
SysAdm                                         | http://www.pld-linux.org/

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