[arch-dev-public] Upcoming PHP 8.1 update
pierre at archlinux.de
Sat Jan 8 10:09:32 UTC 2022
I have finished the rebuild of modules und pushed all packages into
[testing]: . https://archlinux.org/todo/draft-php-81-module-rebuild/
Unfortunately there are two packages that had build issues:
* libguestfs: No idea why it has a PHP module anyway. But this package
does not compile with [extra] packages as well, so it is likely
unrelated to PHP and probably cuased by an ocaml update. I used the
repos archive from last month to build this package for now.
* php-snuffleupagus: Does not pass tests with PHP 8.1 and there seems
to be no upstream patches we could apply. (pkgstats usage is only
0.03%) I have disabled the failing tests for now.
Next is to check if there remain any incompatibilities aside from
modules; e.g. the nextcloud version constrain we talked about. I might
create a todo list as well.
Removing php7 and everything that depends on it will be done in a
separate step once php 8.1 has moved into [extra].
On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> So, its been some time and things seem to look a lot better now. I see
> the nextcloud patch was merged some time ago as well. We might need to
> aplly it manually as I don't see a patch release for some reason. Most
> things work fine with PHP 8.1. So far the issues are mostly arbitrary
> versions constraints or actual bugs that would be broken on 8.0 as
> well. (e.g. conflicting type hints in sub classes)
> My plan is to prepare updating the php package to 8.1 and create a
> rebuild list. At the same time I'll remove the php7 package. It's been
> a year now and I would consider anything that only works on php7 as
> unmaintained. Here is a list of php7-packages that would be affected:
> * mediawiki: works fine with PHP 8
> * drupal: should work on PHP 8 according to upstream
> * zabbix-frontend-php: unclear; I read that it might have been fixed
> in version 5.4
> * phpvirtualbox: probably broken; latest release was in 2018. This
> should be remvoed fro mthe repos imho
> * web-news: brobably broken; latest release was in 2009. Also should be removed.
> * phppgadmin: probably broken; development seem slow or stalled on PHP
> 8 support. We might need to drop this as well
> * phpldapadmin: might work. New version was just released and claims
> to support anything newer than PHP 7.2
> * dokuwiki: unclear; might need patches
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 6:53 PM David Runge <dave at sleepmap.de> wrote:
> > On 2021-12-06 18:32:49 (+0100), Pierre Schmitz via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > > In general we could provide PHP 7 till its end of life in about eleven
> > > months. But I don't think its worth providing several different minor
> > > versions at the same time.
> > I agree.
> > > This is not how semver is supposed to work :-) (Someone should check
> > > Nextcloud but looking at their PR it mostly seems about tests,
> > > documentation and deprecations but no hard errors).
> > I would definitely wait until the PR for nextcloud  has settled (it's
> > still a draft).
> > The changes apply to 23.0.0 (which has been in testing only for a few
> > hours).
> > Do note, that effects of php 8.1.0 on the nextcloud-apps is completely
> > unaccounted for in this scenario.
> > I would like to have nextcloud 23.0.0 in [community] before we proceed
> > with any testing with php 8.1.0 if that is fine with you.
> > Best,
> > David
> >  https://github.com/nextcloud/server/pull/29862/commits
> > --
> > https://sleepmap.de
> Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com
Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com
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