[php-maint] Bug#397179: Bug#397179: Please don't add this patch

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Tue May 22 08:16:21 UTC 2007

On Monday 21 May 2007 17:52, Neil McGovern wrote:
> 'Debian version doesn't work with RedHat' isn't a valid excuse in my
> opinion. If you want to ensure compatability with vanilla versions, you
> should build it yourself.

I'm involved with some upstream PHP projects, and I know of the difficulties 
that there currently are in just maintaining compatibility of every new 
release of PHP that changes things. I'm therefore quite wary of distributions 
adding another vector over which possible incompatibilities could be 

I've seen some reports of those applications that stopped working when used 
with suphp, so I'm not that enthousiastic. But I'll do some more research and 
experimenting with this patch and a set of PHP applications, and see whether 
it's something to worry about or not.


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