[php-maint] Backport requirements exception for some packages (php5)

William Dauchy wdauchy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 10:38:15 UTC 2013

Hi Debian packport team,

I was wondering if we have some news about the mail sent some months
ago by Ondřej?

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org> wrote:
> we were discussing in the PHP maint group that we would like to provide
> backported version of latest PHP patch release (e.g. 5.4.4 -> 5.4.21) in
> the Debian backports.
> This is currently impossible because there's a requirement to have a
> version in the testing first, and we have already bumped minor version
> in unstable (5.4 -> 5.5) and there's always an ABI change between PHP
> minor release.
> Would it be possible to get an exception from this rule, so we can
> provide latest same-branch-upstream PHP while packaging the latest
> upstream (5.5+) in the Debian unstable?
> We really don't want to jump through hoops by using experimental, or
> t-p-u, but it would help the whole ecosystem by allowing this in the
> backports.


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