Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.1.x
- Targeted release: Fedora Linux 36
- Last updated: 2021-11-25
- FESCo issue: #2674
- Tracker bug: #2014559
- Release notes tracker: #744
- An testing module is available in my 
- List of extensions compatibility list
- Upstream schedule for 8.1
- Oct 30th 2021 PHP 8.1.0RC5 was build in rawhide, and most extensions rebuilt, see Bodhi update
- Nov 10th 2021 PHP 8.1.0RC6 was build in rawhide, see Bodhi update
- Nov 25th 2021 PHP 8.1.0 GA is released and built in rawhide, see Bodhi update
Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.1.x.
Fedora has a 6 months cycle, PHP a 1 year cycle, our common practice for some years:
- 2 Fedora cycles for each PHP minor release (exceptions below)
- 3 Fedora cycles for latest minor (e.g. 5.6 or 7.4) to give more time before next major
- 1 Fedora cycle for first major (e.g. 7.0 or 8.0)
Benefit to Fedora
Provides the latest PHP version to developers and system administrators.
- Proposal owners: Check Koschei status. Test with latest version to ensure compatibility. Work with upstream on bug fixing. Needed mass rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.
- Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Release engineering:
- List of deliverables: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
N/A (not a System Wide Change)
How To Test
- The PHP stack (extensions and libraries) are monitored by Koschei, see the Koschei PHP group
- install and play with your web applications
Developers and system administrators will have the great benefit or running the latest PHP version.
All php-* packages (and some *-php)
- Contingency mechanism: Drop not compatible packages.
- Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
- Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
- Blocks product? product