Re: Why do we still have this on the distribution?
Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > > - sarge is around the corner, and keeping it in means maintaining
> > > it for possibly another 2-4 years! if it's *already*
> > > no longer maintained upstream...
> > This raises a valid point; maybe the maintainer can comment on this? Since
> > we already receive no security updates to php3 from upstream, is it
> > feasible security-wise to keep it in the distribution for some years to
> > come?
> I think the opinion of the stable release manager and security team should
> rank higher than the maintainer also.
Well, having less packages to maintain security-wise is always better.
However, if there is still a valid need for PHP3 in addition to PHP4
and maybe even in addition to PHP5, there's a good reason keeping the
packages. We cannot simply request its removal. With the help of the
maintainer it may be possible to give proper support.
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