Comment 5 for bug 1287726

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for following this up.

14.04 is just round the corner now, so it seems unlikely that any further changes can be made now.

It sounds like json-c upstream are willing to have the behaviour in the presence of the flag. Does this mean that php-json could use the flag by default, and thus restore the original behaviour?

Though a change in behaviour is undesirable to fix in an SRU after release.

So it looks like we'll have to stick with what we have, unless anybody has a better suggestion? Mads, could you please explain the impact of this change to end-users, whether you think this should be mentioned in the release notes, and if so then suggest some appropriate text? Are there any security implications in this change?

It seems to me that this is an unfortunate fallout of upstream PHP refusing to ship a free software json module by default. So Debian had to switch to an alternate version, and some behavioural change is the consequence.