[CentOS-devel] php 5.2 vs php 5.0.4 in CentOS 4.4 Contrib repo

Fri Nov 17 12:57:51 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 21:13 -0800, Vikas wrote:
> I needed php 5 or greater on my centos server. I enabled CentOSPlus by
> editing /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo
> (Based on http://www.jimohalloran.com/2005/08/30/php-5-for-centos-41/)
> But I got php 5.0.4, on running my application I am facing some bugs.
> A lot of bugs have been fixed http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php after
> the release of 5.0.4 close to an year ago.
> Is there any reason why we do not have php 5.2 in the CentOSPlus repo ?
> I would be willing to work to put php5.2 in the CentOSPlus repo, any
> pointers on what I should do ?
> Thanks for your help.

php-5.1.6-xxx will be in CentOSPlus in a couple days time ... however,
we are not about latest/greatest even in CentOSPlus.

CentOS is enterprise ... rawhide is for php-5.2.x, not CentOS :)

CentOSPlus is for STABLE, enterprise quality packages.  We have been
testing and modifying 5.1.6-xxx in the CentOS-Testing repo for a couple
months before we decided that it was stable enough for CentOSPlus.

Even then, we discussed on this list, then submitted (Thanks to Greg
Swallow) upstream the below issue and waited for their take before we
decided how to make it stable:



Issues like this need to be fixed (and a commitment to the solution
needs to be rolled into upstream products) before we will put it in
CentOSPlus as something that we are going to support long term.

Thanks for your input ... we appreciate it.  And keep looking where
CentOS can get better, but expect us to balance new with stable for
CentOS :)

Johnny Hughes
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