1. What is the nature and description of the request?
Request that PHP 7.4 module be added to RHEL 8 Appstream. The PHP 7.4 was released in November 2019 https://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#PHP_7_4, and was released by Remi at https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/7/php74/x86_64/repoview/
2. Why does the customer need this? (List the business requirements here)
Customer faces a number of critical issues when the PHP version from Red Hat does not release bugs/vulnerabilities fixed in PHP's minor point releases.
For example, currently only version php 7.3.5 is available from the php:7.3 module stream. Version 7.3.5 was released in May 2019 according to https://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.3.5. At this point 7.3.14 is the latest available point release upstream. This is a problem because you can see the large number of bugs that were fixed between those two releases.
3. How would the customer like to achieve this? (List the functional requirements here)
Have PHP 7.4 added to Appstream repo
4. List any affected packages or components.
The current version is 7.4.6, but which introduce a bad regression
So we need to apply the patch (from 7.4.7RC1) or rebase to 7.4.7 in 2 weeks (June 11th)
Fix for upstream issue 79600 is applied.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory (new module: php:7.4), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.