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PHP 8.0


Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.0.x


Current status

  • Nov 26th 2020 PHP 8.0.0 was released
  • Jan 7th 2021 PHP 8.0.1 was released
  • Feb 5th 2021 PHP 8.0.2 was released
  • Mar 5th 2021 PHP 8.0.3 was released
  • Mar 5th 2021 PHP 8.0.3 was built in rawhde, see update

Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.0.x.

  • Despiste PHP 8.0 schedule was compatible with Fedora 34 one, we choose to skip 1 cycle to give more time for projects to adapt to this new major version
  • At Fedora 35 time, PHP 7.3 will be EOL, 7.4 on security mode so 8.0 the only version with active support, see PHP supported version
  • 8.1 is planed for end of year and will be a Fedora 36 feature

Dropped unmaintained extensions (available on PECL if needed):

  • php-xmlrpc
  • php-pecl-apcu-bc not supported, php-pecl-apcu should be enough
  • php-pecl-timecop dead project
  • php-pecl-xdebug use php-pecl-xdebug3
  • php-pecl-propro not supported and no more used (by pq and HTTP extension)

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