Upgrade to latest php 5.3 version

Bug #708174 reported by Axel H.
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php5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Is there a reason why php is still 5.3.3. The 32bit float interpreter bug was fixed in a separate Ubuntu repository but php5 (5.3) has not been upgraded to 5.3.5 which also contains this bugfix AND a lot of other fixes not covered by the Ubuntu repository.
IMHO it should be not a very big deal to stay sync with the latest minor version update of php 5.3.

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Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

The reason number one is that's against general policy to upgrade versions in stable releases. (That's same for Ubuntu, Debian and number of other distributions).

The reason number two is that the minor releases of php doesn't only include security fixes (check the upstream changelog or even svn log), but also new features, and while it got better in latter years it's still not feasible to just pull new upstream releases into stable releases. The new php version may require new version of some library, etc. and vice versa some somftware depending on php could stop working on newer php versions. It's not that uncommon (check mediawiki f.e.)

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Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

You can read more about updates in stable release at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

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