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jeudi 23 mars 2017

Away from github

For some years, the package development tracking for my repository was managed on a github repository: https://github.com/remicollet/remirepo.

This was, of course, for easiness.

Contrary to fashion of using this gratis, but not really free, service, I chose to self-host my work on the dedicated server already used for my repository, my blog and the forum.

All the sources of packages, tools and web sites will be progressively moved to the git.remirepo.net server, and can be browsed on  https://git.remirepo.net/cgit.

Github repository will stay open, only used for issues and other requests, but patch proposal should be send by email (preferably using  git format-patch so I can apply them using git am).

I will also consider moving from cgit to pagure, as soon as possible.

jeudi 29 septembre 2016

Switched to HTTPS

Perhaps you already noticed it, I have switched all the sites for a secured browsing using HTTPS.

So, new addresses are:

For the repository, notice that it would only make sense to switch to https by default only if all the mirrors were using it. So, if you want to use the repository in secured mode, you have to select a https mirror, and replace the mirrorlist by the wanted baseurl, please avoid the main site, which is often under high load.

Certificates are kindly provided by Let's Encrypt.

samedi 10 septembre 2016

PHP 5.5 is dead

After PHP 5.4, and as announced, PHP version 5.5.38 was the last official release of PHP 5.5

Which means that since version 5.6.25 and version 7.0.10 have been released, some security vulnerabilities are not, and won't be, fixed by the PHP project.

To keep a secure installation, the upgrade to a maintained version is strongly recommended:

  • PHP 5.6 is in active support mode, and will be maintained until December 2018.
  • PHP 7.0 is in active support mode, and will be maintained until December 2018.
  • PHP 7.1 is in under development, in stabilization phase (Release Candidate) and should be released as stable quite soon.

Read :

However, given the very important number of downloads by the users of my repository (~20%)  the version is still available in  remi repository for Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS...) and Fedora (Software Collections) and includes the latest security fix.

Warning : this is a best effort action, depending of my spare time, without any warranty, only to give users more time to migrate. This can only be temporary, and upgrade must be the priority.

Version 5.5.38-2 includes fix backported from 5.6.25.

Base packages (php)

Software Collections (php55)

samedi 6 août 2016

PHP version 5.6 required

See the PHP supported versions list.

So, now, some packages in the remi repository require 5.6 as the minimal required version.

foo requires php(language) >= 5.6

Lire la suite...

vendredi 18 mars 2016

100,000,000 downloads

The remi repository will be soon 11 years old, and we just reached the 100 millions of downloads :)

Of course, this is only an indicator, first years are not included, some people aspire the full repository, and lot of private mirrors are used and are not included in this figure, but it allows me to observe the growing success of my work, and to compare the popularity of the various available packages.

If the received donations finance the hosting, they are mostly a proof of the usefulness of my work and of the users gratefulness. When they will stop, I will know I can close the site.

Some other repositories try to come after, pulling my work, here or in fedora. They will always stay behind.

A small regret : PHP 5.4 still represent 34% of the downloads, too much (PHP 5.5 20%, PHP 5.6 40% and PHP 7.0 7%) but tendency is good, just a bit slow for me.

A satisfaction : Software Collections represent around 20%, which is a proof this is a good tool, matching a real need of parallel installation.

Small notice: I also need your testimonials.

lundi 5 octobre 2015

PHP 5.4 is dead

As announced, PHP version 5.4.45 is the last official release of PHP 5.4

Which means that since version 5.5.30 and version 5.6.14 have been released, some security vulnerabilities are not, and won't be, fixed by the PHP project.

To keep a secure installation, the upgrade to a maintained version is strongly recommended:

  • PHP 5.5 is in security support mode only (no other bug will be fixed) until July 2016.
  • PHP 5.6 is in active support mode, and will be maintained until August 2017 December 2018.
  • PHP 7.0 is in under development, in stabilization phase (Release Candidate) and should be released as stable quite soon.

Read :

However, given the very important number of downloads by the users of my repository (~47%)  the version is still available in  remi repository for Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS...) and Fedora (Software Collections) and includes the latest security fix.

Warning : this is a best effort action, depending of my spare time, without any warranty, only to give users more time to migrate. This can only be temporary, and upgrade must be the priority.

lundi 3 août 2015

Remi repository is changing

The "remi" repository exists for > 10 years, it have changed a lot, and some recent changes worth to be explained.

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mardi 2 juin 2015

New "remi-safe" repository

I've just open the "remi-safe" repository for Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (RHEL, CentOS).

Lire la suite...

dimanche 24 mai 2015

New domain: remirepo.net

When I open this web site in 2005, I simply use the famillecollet.com domain I own since 2000.

With the growing success of the repository, I thought it was time to use its own domain: remirepo.net

So, now:

Of couse, old addresses are still reachable, without any time limit planed.