Bug 645591 - update to 5.3.3
Summary: update to 5.3.3
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: php
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On:
Blocks: 658315
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-10-21 21:46 UTC by Tomasz Ostrowski
Modified: 2011-05-19 13:41 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
see http://www.php.net/archive/2010.php#id2010-07-22-2
Clone Of:
: 658315 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-05-19 13:41:08 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:0615 normal SHIPPED_LIVE php bug fix and enhancement update 2011-05-18 17:56:16 UTC

Description Tomasz Ostrowski 2010-10-21 21:46:16 UTC
Description of problem:
php short_open_tag is set to off in default /etc/php.ini when installed on RHEL6beta2, contrary to documentation on php.net (http://pl.php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php), comments of php.ini and without any mention in RHEL 6 Release Notes. It was on by default in RHEL5/CentOS5 so it will break upgrades.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install php httpd wget
2. service httpd start
3. echo '<? phpinfo(); ?>' >> /var/www/html/index.php
4. wget -o /dev/null -O - http://localhost/

Actual results:
<? phpinfo(); ?>

Expected results:
Generated phpinfo page.

Additional info:

Also I'd suggest update to php 5.3.3, as it introduced a backwards incompatible change (incompatible only with php 5.3.0, 5.3.1 and 5.3.2), which will complicate future support if it won't end up in RHEL6:

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2010-10-22 07:36:35 UTC
Thanks for the report.

Though I can certainly see the confusion, the "defaults" referred to in both the referenced documentation and php.ini describethe hard-coded defaults in the php binary - in other words, what setting would take effect if php.ini was absent.  The php.ini default used here is exactly as per the upstream recommended "production" configuration for 5.3.2.  (php.ini is little changed from upstream)

This change should indeed have been mentioned in the release notes, I'm sorry this was missed.

We can use this bug to track the request for an update for 5.3.3.

Comment 6 Aliet 2010-11-21 17:10:20 UTC
Making focus on the update/rebase to php-5.3.3, it would be great tu support this version, specially for incompatible change wich will be make future migrations difficult:


we have been waitting rhel6 for our web hosting clluster, but we prefer to use redhat packages, in other way we will have to be using third party repos, thing that we don't like, just let know if a ticket in the redhat customer portal will increase priority in this.
rhel6 will be running for a while, is better to have latest php now, if don't  rhel6 php package will start aging very quickly in festures...
best regards

Comment 10 Daniel Riek 2010-11-30 16:14:01 UTC
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Comment 12 Mike Khusid 2010-12-01 15:06:22 UTC
    Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
    accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.
    New Contents:
see http://www.php.net/archive/2010.php#id2010-07-22-2

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-19 13:41:08 UTC
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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