Re: Basic questions about PHP5 on Sarge
Thanks for the info and tip on PHP5. I'll do some research.
On 9/16/05, Roberto C. Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 12:12:36AM -0400, Steve Dondley wrote:
> > I have read about sites offer PHP5 for use with Sarge.
> > 1) Is there a downside or risk associated with these "unofficial"
> > Debian packages?
> Do some Google searching and see if the benefits/risks are worth it to
> you. I have seen discussions where people complain about PHP5 being a
> total memory hog and not working with any of the free
> caching/accelerating software, implying that Zend intentioally broke
> compatibility so that people would buy their commercial accelerator.
> That is just one thing.
> > 2) A more academic question I'm curious to know: Why doesn't the
> > Debian team create and release PHP5 package for Sarge?
> Becuase Sarge is stable and new packages will not be officially
> supported. The release was already delayed by a couple of years when it
> finally made it out. Adding a new family of packages that are still
> somewhat experiemtnal in nature would have been Really Dumb(TM).
> Besides, there are unofficial packages or you can just get the source if
> you are feeling adventurous.
> > Thanks.
> Roberto C. Sanchez
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