[arch-dev-public] News draft: PHP 8.0 is available

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Jan 25 18:04:51 UTC 2021

Hi all,

I'd like to move the PHP 8 rebuild to [extra] soon. Here is a little
news draft to mainly inform users about the new php7 package for
legacy software:

The php package has been updated to version 8.0(1). Please refer to
the upstream migration guide(2). As some applications are not
compatible with PHP 8 yet we provide a php7 package which can be
installed alongside version 8. Packages that depend on PHP reflect
this update and will require php7 if needed. You might need to update
your configuration accordingly. PHP 7 binaries and configuration have
the "7" postfix:
* /usr/bin/php -> /usr/bin/php7
* /etc/php -> /etc/php7
* /usr/bin/php-fpm -> /usr/bin/php-fpm7
* /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service ->
* /run/php-fpm -> /run/php-fpm7
Note that support for php7 will be limited and likely be dropped in
about a year(3) depending on how soon the majority of applications
will be compatible with version 8.
1) https://www.php.net/releases/8.0/en.php
2) https://www.php.net/manual/en/migration80.php
3) https://www.php.net/supported-versions.php

Let me know if I should add or change anything.



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