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PHP 7.2


Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.2.x


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 27
  • Last updated: 2017-06-19
  • Tracker bug:

Most of the work is done in my personal repository

Most of extensions compatible with PHP 7.1 are ready for PHP 7.2

  • mcrypt extension is dropped from PHP but can be provided as a pecl extension, if really wanted.

Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.2.x.

  • PHP 7.2.0 is planed for end of year, which seems compatible with Fedora roadmap.

Compatibility for PHP code is very good.

Benefit to Fedora

Provides the latest PHP version to developers and system administrators.


  • Proposal owners: Check Koschei status. Test with latest version to ensure compatibility. Work with upstream on bug fixing.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: needed mass rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • The PHP stack (extensions and libraries) are monitored by Koschei, see the Koschei PHP group
  • install and play with your web applications

User Experience

Developers and system administrators will have the great benefit or running the latest PHP version.


All php-* packages (and some *-php)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Drop not compatible packages.
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


Release Notes