[php-maint] Bug#860337: Bug#860337: php7.0: No transition path from php5 to php7.0 when upgrading to stretch

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Wed Apr 19 08:12:00 UTC 2017

There's 'php' meta package starting from stretch that roughly equals to

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On Fri, Apr 14, 2017, at 21:27, Gabriel Filion wrote:
> Hello,
> for a little bit of additional information, the mysql to mariadb
> transition decided to use a meta-package called default-mysql-server to
> provide a path for the transition during the upgrade.
> Since php5 and php7 have a good number of differences, it might be
> desirable to have some kind of similar "opt-in" upgrade path so that one
> could install some package in jessie before performing the upgrade to
> stretch and have php packages get automatically upgraded to 7.0
> one other detail that would be nice would be to add a note about this
> upgrade path in the release notes:
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html
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