PHP 5.1.0

PHP 5.1.0 is finally out!

And no, you won't see this in Portage anytime soon. It has a couple of problems that are being discussed over at the php-dev mailinglist and it seems 5.1.1 will come out soon, we'll wait for 5.1.1 before considering its addition to the Portage tree. For the ones who really want the bleeding-edge, try out the PHP 5.1.0 ebuild we have in our PHP Overlay. But don't complain if it breaks stuff, it's still in testing! ;)

Also, thanks to Stuart, we finally have php-select, the replacement for eselect-php, wich will be part of the php-toolkit package.
The next days will see a massive update of all new-style PHP related packages (dev-php4/* is already done), and new revisions of dev-lang/php to fix a minor security problem and updates to use php-toolkit instead of eselect-php. That's all for now, cu later!

Posted by Luca Longinotti on 25 Nov 2005 at 19:10
Categories: PHP, Gentoo Comments

New-style PHP update

Current status report:

  • Create dev-php/php-toolkit (still needs to be done)
  • Fixing deps in the Portage tree (still needs to be done for some packages, not in our influence sphere)
  • lib64 Patch (still needs checking)
  • PaX support patch (workaround of "pic" USE flag implemented)
  • Some safe_mode issues (all fixed along with other security bugs)

So in the end, what we still have to do is dev-php/php-toolkit and review the lib64 patch, both things I didn't have time to do yet and will try to do as soon as possible. Last week was marked by many PHP revision bumps on all PHP packages due to a lot of security fixes, and dev-lang/php got its newest addition of version 4.4.1. Also remember, PHP 5.1.0 is coming soon. ;)
At the moment we don't really have a definitive date for stabling the new-style PHP, but if all goes well 2-3 weeks should suffice, I hope. Well that's all for the moment, happy Gentooing!

Posted by Luca Longinotti on 09 Nov 2005 at 00:44
Categories: PHP, Gentoo Comments

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