[arch-dev-public] Upcoming PHP 8.1 update

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 6 16:58:57 UTC 2021

On 12/6/21 17:48, David Runge via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 2021-12-06 16:11:45 (+0100), Pierre Schmitz via arch-dev-public wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> a little heads up as it takes longer than expected. I'll start the PHP
>> 8.1 update and the required rebuilds soon. I noticed some unexpected
>> incompatibilities and I'd like to look into these first. I'll also
>> evaluate if we could drop the php7 packages at the same time.
> Hi Pierre,
> nextcloud does not yet support php > 8.0.
> The upcoming version 23.0.0 (currently in [community-testing]) neither
> unfortunately [1].
> However, the package itself guards against upgrading to php 8.1, so it
> should be fine for current installations, but it will make installing
> nextcloud not possible for new systems.

That guard is just a stop gap from breaking the application after an 
upgrade. That does not really help current installations either as it 
cuts off the system from potentially important security updates.

We really need to keep the dependency resolution intact which means if 
we are stuck for nextcloud the only viable options were either postpone 
php or provide a maintained set of php 8.0 that nextcloud can depend on.

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