[RFC] PHP 5.3

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at quip.cz
Wed Dec 2 09:57:56 UTC 2009

Gergely CZUCZY wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 01:55:51 +0200
> Dmitry Pryanishnikov<lynx.ripe at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello!
>>> Update instructions (choose one of them):
>>> 1) remove all php ports and all ports that depends on php,
>>>     then reinstall your the php applications
>>> 2) deinstall the removed ports,
>>>     then upgrade recursively the lang/php5 port
>>> To apply the patch (to a fresh ports tree):
>>> cd /usr/ports&&  patch -p0 -E ~/php53.diff
>>> Note: Zend decided to not support FreeBSD anymore, so a new
>>> ZendOptimizer release for php 5.3 will never be released.
>>     Hmm... Wouldn't then be better to keep PHP 5.2 available in ports
>> (e.g. lang/php52)? Not only for the sake of FreeBSD-based WEB-servers
>> with ZendOptimizer port installed - I suspect there could be other
>> reasons to stay with PHP 5.2 while it's still available...
> Agreed, php5.2 should be kept. There are lots of project which are yet
> incompatible with php5.3, like zabbix1.6. PHP 5.3 has brought lots of
> changes which are not backward-compatible.

I tried to discuss it earlier in this thread
but got no reply / not enough interest.

Maybe I will try to maintain my private PHP 5.2 version with extensions 
we are using for our clients.

Miroslav Lachman

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