PHP for KK cycle (was Re: Merge Opportunities Report - 2022-05-02)

Athos Ribeiro athos.ribeiro at
Wed May 4 13:13:31 UTC 2022

On Mon, May 02, 2022 at 09:23:05PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
>Hi Athos,


Thanks for writting this one :)

>Following on from our discussion about PHP this morning, now that KK is
>open I looked over the merge report for PHP bits.  Below is a braindump
>of what tasks I think there are:
>> cacti                           1.2.16+ds1-2ubuntu1       1.2.19+ds1-2         Bryce Harrington
>> mediawiki                       1:1.35.5-1ubuntu3         1:1.35.5-2           Bryce Harrington
>> php-cache-tag-interop           1.0.1-1ubuntu1            1.1.0-1              Utkarsh Gupta
>> phploc                          7.0.2-1ubuntu1            7.0.2-2              Bryce Harrington
>> rainloop                        1.14.0-3ubuntu1           1.16.0+dfsg-1        Bryce Harrington
>> php-pear                  1:1.10.13+submodules+notgz+2022032202-2 1:1.10.12+submodules+notgz+20210212-1ubuntu3
>The above packages IIRC are leaf apps, that should be relatively
>straightforward merges.  Hopefully in some cases the delta can be
>dropped and the package sync'd.  I'd suggest prioritizing them just to
>get them out of the way before anything crazy hits.

Sounds good, I will start with these ones right away then :)

>> composer                        2.1.12-1ubuntu1           2.2.6-2              Bryce Harrington
>> php-pecl-http                   4.0.0+3.2.4+2.6.0-0+deb11u1ubuntu1 4.2.1+php8-2         Bryce Harrington
>> php-parser                      4.13.1-1ubuntu2           4.13.2-1             Bryce Harrington
>> php-console-commandline         1.2.1-1ubuntu4            1.2.4-2              Bryce Harrington
>This set includes some packages that had some transition issues last
>cycle since other stuff depends on them.  However, the merges themselves
>should not be difficult, and possibly in some cases we can drop the
>delta (often I just was disabling tests).  The effort on these will most
>likely be autopkgtest debugging and/or patch work; if it's anything more
>complex than that feel free to bump the task to me.


>> doctrine                        2.8.4+dfsg-1ubuntu2       2.11.1+dfsg-1        Bryce Harrington
>> php-doctrine-cache              1.10.2-2ubuntu1           2.1.1-3              Utkarsh Gupta
>> php-symfony-contracts           2.4.0-1ubuntu2            2.5.0-2              Utkarsh Gupta
>> php-symfony-security-acl        3.1.1-1ubuntu2            3.2.0-1              Bryce Harrington
>> symfony                         5.2.6+dfsg-1ubuntu7       5.4.4+dfsg-1         Bryce Harrington
>The doctrine/symfony ecosystem was a big challenge last cycle, you
>may remember all my complaints about circular dependencies.
>Unfortunately, skipping merges will merely make future work that
>much harder, so this is best to tackle sooner rather than later.
>Since these are more complicated, and since I am more up on what's what
>with these, why don't I deal with these this cycle.  I'll try to get
>them into a sensible state, or leave docs, so if they need merged again
>next cycle hopefully the work will be more straightforward.

Sounds good to me. Thanks :)
>> phpunit                         9.5.10-1ubuntu2           9.5.13-1             Bryce Harrington
>Almost everything in PHP depends on phpunit for running their
>testsuites, and a couple times in the past this has been an involved
>effort: Changed or deprecated test behavior can require widespread
>updates to test cases on a bunch of PHP packages.  I think we're lucky
>this had some delta and did not sync in directly.  The good news is once
>you learn the php test change "patterns" the work tends to be fairly
>rote.  And going from 9.5.10 to .13 is (hopefully) just a minor update
>without any conflicting changes.  But I vote holding off on this for the
>time being, and maybe dealing with it once most of the other items on
>this list are squared away.



Athos Ribeiro

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