[php-maint] [Pkg-php-commits] r1243 - php5/branches/etch/debian

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Wed Jan 28 08:05:13 UTC 2009

Hi Sean,

On tiisdei 27 Jannewaris 2009, Sean Finney wrote:
>   * Backport the patch from lenny/sid to use the system timezone database
>     instead of the embedded php timezone database which is out of date.
>     Patch: 143-use_embedded_timezonedb.patch (closes: #471104).
>   * Repack the etch version of php5, stripping out the (unused) dbase
>     module which contained licensing problems (closes: #498621).

Are you planning on letting this upload go through stable-security? Because 
the changes listed above are not changes that are usually considered 
appropriate for the security archive. Especially the latter change changes 
the behaviour of php5 on stable which is not something expected to happen 
with a mere security update.

I think an upload to security with the security fixes and after its release 
one to stable with the other fixes may be the best way to go. CC'ing the 
security team in case anyone has further comments.

I'm still a bit wary about just ripping out dbase support in the middle of the 
stable lifetime. People rely on the behaviour of a release once it has been 
made. Is the risk on negative consequences of keeping it really significant?


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