[php-maint] PHP5 transition

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Tue Jan 19 23:28:01 UTC 2010


We, as in the PHP maintainers, would like to upload PHP 5.3 to unstable.

The upload requires that every package that ships a php extension be binNMUed 
(this would normally be detected by packages becoming uninstallable because 
the old phpapi- won't be provided, but see below).

I will be filing bug reports against packages shipping a php extension but not 
properly depending on phpapi-*. A lintian check will also follow.
Packages building php extensions *must* depend on phpapi-* alone (some 
packages depend on php5-* | phpapi-* which is incorrect too -- even the 
packages from src:php5 started to do that, but will be fixed on the next upload 

The packages have already been uploaded to experimental. Please let us know 
when we can upload to unstable.

P.S. the upload targeted to unstable will also be build depending on glib and 
libenchant, and introduce two new binary packages (so it will need a trip to 
NEW, but that's pretty fast nowadays).

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net
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