PHP 7.0-RC4 for Jessie

On October 1st 2015, the PHP group published the fourth release candidate of the upcoming new major branch, PHP 7 :

PHP 7.0.0 RC 4 contains fixes for 22 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.

Packages of PHP 7.0-RC4 are now available for Debian 8 “Jessie” on amd64 and i386 architectures.

Disclaimer : THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW (from a PHP upstream and from a Dotdeb/Debian packaging perspectives) – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

  • Don’t upgrade any staging/production/critical environments yet, and use these RC packages at your own risk!
  • Make sure that you understand the PHP/Debian/Dotdeb changes and that you don’t need any of the missing features/packages
  • Your feedbacks are always welcome. Just make sure they are useful.

These packages have been published on the main repository for Jessie. So to test PHP 7.0-RC4 , just follow the instructions.

And as usual, feel free to show your support

18 replies on “PHP 7.0-RC4 for Jessie”

Yeah, you rock!

A few things I’d like to ask:

Will PEAR/PECL be ready to go by the time PHP 7.0.0 is released?
Is there any way I can help get it ready?

(One of the free software projects I want to release in late November is going to be built on PHP 7 and one or more PECL extensions, and I usually test on Debian.)

Hm, there is no database such as mysql module included? I have to switch to other php7 test packages – currently this is useless to me :/

Configurazione di php7.0-cgi (7.0.0~rc4-1~dotdeb+8.1)…
update-alternatives: errore: il percorso alternativo /usr/bin/php7.0-cgi non esiste
dpkg: errore nell’elaborare il pacchetto php7.0-cgi (–configure)

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/php7.0-cli_7.0.0~rc4-1~dotdeb+8.1_amd64.deb (–unpack):
trying to overwrite ‘/usr/share/man/man1/phar.1.gz’, which is also in package php5-cli 5.6.13+dfsg-0+deb8u1

I don’t know, but ¿could it be easy to compile this version also for wheezy?

I mean, it will be supported until May 2018.

Has anyone tried getting xdebug running with PHP 7.0?

@Guillaume: Will you be able to provide this any time soon?

Thanks..I’ll investigate it as well. If I find a solution I’ll create PR!

Thanks a lot for providing helpful!

Got xdebug running but it’s still not working smoothly with PHP 7.0. Let’s wait a little longer until we create a new package.

If someone is interested: I didn’t log what it did but something it was more or less:
curl -L | tar xzv
cd xdebug-master
./configure –enable-xdebug –with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config7.0
cp modules/ /usr/lib/php

and finally added
to php.ini.

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