[needs-packaging] php packages need update to 5.3

Bug #394385 reported by MyName on 2009-07-01
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
php5 (Debian)
Fix Released
php5 (Ubuntu)
Declined for Karmic by Chuck Short
Nominated for Lucid by Ondřej Surý

Bug Description

Binary package hint: php5


PHP 5.3 "FINAL" is out. So packages need update.



Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report.


Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Andrew Mitchell (ajmitch) wrote :

PHP 5.3 packages have been uploaded to Debian experimental & will possibly get into Karmic after some testing.

Changed in php5 (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
MyName (rk.) wrote :

I pulled the debian source of php5.3 and build it inside my ppa, it works :-D

Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2009-07-09
Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Omega (atrauzzi) wrote :

Just a note, I'd definitely be excited to see PHP 5.3+ in Karmic as it includes some pretty cutting edge features!

Hopefully we make it in time.

MyName (rk.) on 2009-07-29
tags: added: karmic
MyName (rk.) wrote :
Kevin van Zonneveld (kvz) wrote :

I've been reading up on:

Great job coming up with a php 5.3 suhosin patch so soon Raphael, thanks a lot for that.

It would be very to have late static binding (, 20% perfomance boost, namespaces, closures, etc) in Karmic already.

I think it may even convince some PHP people to give Ubuntu a try, if they're stuck on < 5.3 versions with their distro of choice.

On the other hand, some things really are a bit different from 5.2:
(sorry for the plug)

..and people may not want to upgrade their webservers to Karmic in fear of breaking their PHP apps; currently running fine on Jaunty.

Most of the resulting impact can be hidden/minimized by tinkering with some ini settings (still enable shorttags, hide deprecated messages), but the quest rises if that's the way to fly. It will only make it harder for PHPers to upgrade to future version that will totally drop support for some functions & features.

Kevin van Zonneveld (kvz) wrote :

And of course credits to Arnold Daniels who made the patch.

I wonder, could this call for a separate PHP version inside Ubuntu so that you could both install:
 - php5 -> php5.2
 - php5.3

From the Karmic repositories?

Giving people some time to:
 - run their Jaunty sites on Karmic without any problems. Upgrade is seamless.
 - test-drive php5.3 the way it will be shipped with Karmic+1 (this could be uncompromising: short tags off by default, and everything, making it future-proof)

Obviously this excludes the LTS folks who won't face the PHP compatibility issues until April 2010 - if they upgrade immediately, or - 2013 if they really want to stretch it.

MyName (rk.) on 2009-08-20
tags: added: needs-packaging
removed: karmic package update
summary: - [karmic] php packages need update to 5.3
+ [needs-packaging] php packages need update to 5.3
Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

People it would be great, if you could contact debian php maintainers before doing double work in Ubuntu.

There are more known problems in php5.3 from experimental which needed to be fixed and are causing segfaults (timezone, gd).

We are currently thinking about pushing php 5.3 packages to unstable, so we have some time before next debian release to iron out all bugs.

There is a public git repository and since we lack of manpower these days (mainly because me and sean are burnt out), we would gladly welcome new blood (as well formated patchsets are welcomed too).

Changed in php5 (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :


maybe you could pull 5.3.1 from experimental?


Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

5.3.1-2 is on it's way to experimental with all changes from 5.2.x branch merged and few more bugfixes (including one from Ubuntu).

Michael Tsang (miklcct) wrote :

I've build PHP 5.3.1 in my PPA and it works. Will PHP 5.3.x be included in Lucid before feature freeze? It would be a big benefit if it can get into this LTS release.

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) on 2010-02-01
tags: added: upgrade
removed: needs-packaging
Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

Please pull php 5.3.1-3 from unstable.

You definitely don't want to have 5.2.x in LTS release, and since LTSImportFreeze it due to Feb 11, you can still make it.

Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

5.3.2-1 is on it's way. I recommend FFE for lucid, since MediaWiki is broken with 5.3.1.

Changed in php5 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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