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PHP and Kernel Updates

PHP and Kernel Updates

By Oleg / April 1, 2016


The following updates are now available in Funtoo Linux:

  • PHP-5.6 package mask now dropped, which makes newer PHP available
  • PHP_TARGETS are set to 5.6 by default
  • Update to debian-sources-4.4.6.

PHP updates

A notice for PHP_TARGETS. The default value set in the Funtoo profile is now PHP_TARGETS="php5-6". This will cause all PHP-dependent packages to rebuild against 5.6 when you update your system using emerge -auDN @world or a similar command.

Keeping 5.5

If this is not desired behavior or your production boxes, you can avoid a php-5.6 upgrade by adding the following to /etc/make.conf.

   /etc/make.conf - An example make.conf file
PHP_TARGETS="php5-5"

Debian-Sources Update

debian-sources has been updated to version 4.4.6. This update brings better support for newer hardware, like Intel Skylake/Broadwell CPU, as well as newer WiFi chips. Other hardware may also benefit from this update. It is necessary to perform boot-loader changes after kernel update, via:

root # boot-update

(See Package:Boot-Update)