[php-maint] PHP 5.2.8 in Lenny

Olivier Bonvalet olivier.bonvalet at daevel.fr
Sun Jan 11 01:27:38 UTC 2009

Hello Sean,

thanks for your answer, I understand the Debian's position but it's 
annoying for me ;) (our framework crash PHP at each page on Debian Lenny).

So I found the 2 PHP bugs which concern us, and was fixed by PHP 5.2.7 
(yes, 5.2.7) :

- http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=46157 :
    It's a small PDO bug, which is not present on Debian Etch. The patch 
is really short :

-http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=46308 :
    A memory corruption problem. It seems the bug is present on Etch, 
but we crash PHP really really less often.
    I ask on the php-dev mailing list, and it seems the relative patch 
is this one :

I hope this will help. I will file a bug in the Debian BTS, but... there 
is not a "simple" web form to do that !?

Thanks again,

sean finney a écrit :
> 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.
> 	sean

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