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PHP 7.3


Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x


Current status

  • 2018-10-10: RC3: changes are ready in the private-php73 branch and scratch build is ok
  • 2018-10-11: php-7.3.0~rc3-1 built in rawhide
  • 2018-11-08: php-7.3.0-0.2.RC5 built in rawhide
  • 2018-11-20: php-7.3.0-0.3.RC6 built in rawhide
  • 2018-12-06: php-7.3.0-1 built in rawhide

Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x.

  • First RC was released on Sept 13th
  • PHP 7.3.0 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. Needed mass rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering:
  • 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