[php-maint] PHP 5.2.8 in Lenny

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Thu Jan 8 05:57:38 UTC 2009

salut olivier,

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 11:22:08PM +0100, Olivier Bonvalet wrote:
> I would like to know if there is a problem with the integration of PHP 
> 5.2.8 in Lenny : we have some memory corruption problems with the 5.2.6 
> version ( which produce "segmentation faults" and "canari free 
> warnings", cf this bug http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=46308 ).

i find it highly doubtful that 5.2.8 will make it into lenny.  5.2.8 was
an emergency point release issued one day after 5.2.7 was released, due to
a regression caused in the mix of fixes and features in that new release.  
this is pretty common for php releases and why we usually wait a bit after a 
new release before uploading to debian.  also, because of such an
unhealthy mix, we can't make an upload targeted for lenny with such an
expectation for further regressions.

> So on the developpement servers we use a recompiled package, between the 
> 5.2.6 and 5.2.7. But Lenny is freezed to become the new "debian stable 
> release", no ? I hope PHP 5.2.6 will not be on the future "debian 
> stable", otherwise we will have a lot of problems on production servers.
> But maybe I can help for something ?

if you're experiencing the bug above, the best course of action i can recommend
is to see if you can find the fix for the above bug on cvs.php.net (they have
a commits mailing list which might help).  if you can find the fix, it's much
more likely that we can include this patch in an upload targeted for lenny.

otherwise, you could wait for a backport to show up, but you won't likely see
that until some time after lenny releases.

in any case you should also file a bug in the debian BTS about this problem so
that it is documented and tracked.

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