[php-maint] pre-approval of new upload of php5:(was: [RFC] Gentoo patches)

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Tue Dec 30 10:45:08 UTC 2008

On Fri, December 5, 2008 04:07, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> There are a couple of issues in php5 that need to be fixed soonish, so
> it would be great if others could comment on whether I should commit the
> changes/patches or not (targeted at lenny).

While I don't judge the individual merits of each patch, I'm not so sure
we should be applying all these changes so close before the so called
"deep freeze". There are many possible patches to PHP, be it those from
gentoo, or bugfixes applied between 5.2.6 and 5.2.8 upstream but we have
to be very picky at this point in applying new stuff.

Patches that do whitespace reformatting are definately out of the
question, in my opinion.

There is some work in the repository already for the lenny branch; do we
intend to upload that? If so it probably needs to be done very soon.

> I'm aware of pcre's shlibs bump and the need of a t-p-u to get the
> bugs fixed (the DFSG-freeness one, a security issue, and a couple of other
> minor bugs); but it would be great if the only two differences between the
> versions in lenny and sid are a changelog entry and the dependencies of
> the built binaries.

I'm not sure what advantage that would bring us. Why not upload 5.2.8 to
sid since it will never migrate to lenny anymore anyway due to the pcre
issue? Why would we want to keep the two in sync?


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