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PHP 8.1


Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.1.x


Current status

  • Oct 30th 2021 PHP 8.1.0RC5 was build in rawhide, and most extensions rebuilt, see Bodhi update
  • Nov 10th 2021 PHP 8.1.0RC6 was build in rawhide, see Bodhi update
  • Nov 25th 2021 PHP 8.1.0 GA is released and built in rawhide, see Bodhi update

Detailed Description

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 8.1.x.

Fedora has a 6 months cycle, PHP a 1 year cycle, our common practice for some years:

  • 2 Fedora cycles for each PHP minor release (exceptions below)
  • 3 Fedora cycles for latest minor (e.g. 5.6 or 7.4) to give more time before next major
  • 1 Fedora cycle for first major (e.g. 7.0 or 8.0)

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