[php-maint] Bug#778374: Is php5 a good candidate for “minor” release bump? (was: Bug#768509: debian-edu-config: After upgrading a Wheezy main-server to Debian 7.7 the Gosa gui fails to connect to LDAP)

David Prévot taffit at debian.org
Sat Feb 14 14:24:52 UTC 2015


[Bug#778374: php5 5.6.5 fully breaks Horde packages in Debian jessie]
reminded me of this not so old message:

Le 18/11/2014 12:36, Ondřej Surý a écrit :
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014, at 03:28, David Prévot wrote:
>> [ Adding php maintainers, security team and release team to the loop. ]

>> Le 09/11/2014 17:45, Wolfgang Schweer a écrit :
>> [ About a severe issue that recently popped up. ]
>>> Seems to be that the update from php version 5.4.4 to 5.4.34 (new 
>>> upstream release) caused the problem.
>> I do understand that safely backporting (security) patches may be hard
>> sometime, but that’s part of what (used to) make the quality and
>> robustness reputation of Debian, and it would be nice to only use such
>> upgrade to new (minor) version as a last resort only. Potentially
>> breaking user scripts on security updates is bad, but risking to break
>> package distributed in stable sounds even worse.
> Upgrading to the last minor version is not a last resort

Can this be revised, please?



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