[CentOS] PHP version not enough for developers

Thu Oct 22 16:20:02 UTC 2015
Juan Bernhard <juan at inti.gob.ar>

El 22/10/2015 a las 12:48 p.m., Valeri Galtsev escribió:
> On Thu, October 22, 2015 10:40 am, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> On 10/22/2015 10:31 AM, Andrew Holway wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> So, it seems that the current version of PHP in Centos 7 is PHP 5.4.16
>>> however this version of PHP stopped getting security support from the
>>> PHP
>>> people one month ago [1].
>>> Now, our developers want to use the new and shiny PHP because they want
>>> to
>>> use the latest version of Zend. They are proposing using this package
>>> [2]
>>> but I never heard of this repo.
> For me it sound like an example of the difference between "bleeding edge"
> and "enterprise" systems. The first is what developers most often like,
> the second is what humble sysadmins prefer as they have to keep something
> developed long ago running for as long as possible - and without crashed,
> daemons dying etc (== "bleeding" which always accompanies "bleeding edge"
> anything). Sorry for venting my own usual pain here...
> Valeri

PHP 5.4 is in EOL, it get no more security updates from PHP 
developers... its may be a security risk to use this in in long term.
centos should change the php version more ofthen. I dont uderstand 
centos 6, its still using php 5.3, who got EOL a year ago... I had to 
switch to another repo to get this (to not get the headache by compile 
by hand).
If you want to change to a log term support, you should use php 5.6, 
this is under active development now.
centos packagers mantainers should listen the PHP developers in this 
topic, they are the ones who really knows PHP

>>> Other than building the packages ourselves is there a more acceptable
>>> way
>>> to run a later version of PHP?
>>> Thoughts? Experiences? Ramblings?
>> I'm personally not a fan of the webtatic repository. This is mostly due
>> to the number of users on irc who seem to have problems with it. I would
>> recommend either the upcoming software collections packages or the IUS
>> repository packages. https://iuscommunity.org/pages/About.html
>> IUS has been a very good/reliable way to get more recent versions of
>> things, and the folks responsible for it are active both on irc and in
>> the mailing lists.
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>> Jim Perrin
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