PHP version on 10.04LTS

Asked by Eljakim on 2011-01-22

I was wondering if/when a new version of PHP will become available for 10.04LTS.

The current version is 5.3.2-1, but php.net strongly advises moving to 5.3.5 and we suffer from a bug in the zend garbage collector that segfaults apache.

Normally we would recompile our own version, but we're trying to move away from individually installed systems, and stick with a LTS ubuntu.

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Log a bug to state it should be updated and why

I found this:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+source/php5/5.3.2-1ubuntu4.7

Which may help

Eljakim (eschrijvers) said : #2

Hi,

thank you for your quick answer. I don't understand how the link helps me. It is the link to the 5.3.2 version that is currently in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

The bugs that trouble us have been fixed by the PHP-team:
http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.3.3
* Fixed a possible crash because of recursive GC invocation. (Dmitry)
Running on another machine with 5.3.3 solves our issues, or turning off the GC in 5.3.2 solves the issue, but brings in memory issues.

It does not feel like filing a bug report for a bug that has been fixed is the way to go. Or is it?

Log a bug using:

ubuntu-bug php

and add the text from the page into the bug, it will get added sooner

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #4

It's too risky to drop a new version of PHP in a stable release. If there's a significant bug, please file a bug report, preferably with links to the upstream commits that fix your bug.
See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

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