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

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Tue May 22 08:41:09 UTC 2007

Thijs Kinkhorst píše v Út 22. 05. 2007 v 10:16 +0200:
> 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 
> introduced.

Yeah, we all know that maintaining PHP and PHP apps is hell on the
world :).

> I've seen some reports of those applications that stopped working when used 
> with suphp,

suphp and suhosin are just two entirely different things.  suphp changes
how is php run.  suhosin changes realpath function and tries more harder
to protect memory management.  I don't think it should break anything

> 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.

I suggest you read the patch :-).

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