[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 08:11:00 UTC 2017

Hi Kienan,

automatic upgrade from php5 to php7.0 is not a very good idea as there
were many backwards incompatible changes.

The missing "automatic" upgrade path is deliberate (together with fact
that php5 continues to be usable).

I will provide some text to the release notes.

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On Fri, Apr 14, 2017, at 19:20, Kienan wrote:
> Package: php7.0
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> When upgrading from jessie to stretch, there are no packages proposed for
> php7.0 when php5 is installed.
> php7.0 and any other packages need to be installed manually afterwards.
> The php5 are not marked for auto-removal and php5 continues to be usable.
> As php5 is not available in stretch, I would expect that the option be
> given to install related php7.0 packages and switch to using the new
> version.
> I've marked this as important, but this doesn't actually stop this
> package from being used. I believe the severity is warranted so the
> upgrade to stretch is smooth for users.
> Thanks,
> Kienan
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 9.0
>   APT prefers testing
>   APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Foreign Architectures: i386
> Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
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