[Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
oscar at oscarm.org
Tue Mar 13 11:53:06 EDT 2012
I use ArchLinux as my development machine for my job as php developer.
I haven't run into any significant compatibility breakages, even when I
was working mainly with Drupal.
If a php app is well supported, the breakages should be caught and fixed
by its community pretty quickly (at least that was my experience). If an
app breaks, I'd chalk it up to not having an active developer community
around it and also relying on legacy PHP behaviors that newer releases
have fixed (register_globals, the misnamed 'safe_mode', and magic_quotes
come to mind).
That said, if you need to be cautious about package upgrades with Arch
you can tell it to ignore upgrades by adding the following option to
IgnorePkg = php
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