[CentOS] CentOS, PHP & OwnCloud/Nextcloud: the version dilemma

Tue Sep 19 18:06:55 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 07:59:00PM +0200, rainer at ultra-secure.de wrote:
> With PHP, I try to stay as close to upstream as possible.
> If upstream EOLs a version, it's time to upgrade.
> If you want something stable, don't run PHP.

Unfortunately, with that philosophy but not much systems management
experience, you end up with custom-compiled and local installs of PHP
that get no security updates, particularly as you get version lock-in
by the web application developers, or when you have a sysadmin move on
to a new position or company.

I think the statement "If you want something stable, don't run PHP" is
a very wise statement though.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>