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PHP 7.4


Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.4.x


Current status

  • Oct 3th PHP 7.4.0RC3 was release
  • Oct 7th PHP 7.4.0RC3 built in rawhide with extension mass rebuild
  • Oct 18th PHP 7.4.0RC4 built in rawhide
  • Nov 27th PHP 7.4.0 built in rawhide

Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.4.x.

  • First RC was released on Sept 5th
  • PHP 7.4.0 is planed for end of year, which seems compatible with Fedora roadmap.

Dropped unmaintained extensions (available on PECL if needed):

  • wddx
  • recode
  • interbase

New extension:

  • ffi (foreign function interface)

Compatibility for PHP code is very good, with the usual set of deprecations.

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