This is a home for packaging various software into Debian and Ubuntu. Most notable package under DEB.SURY.ORG is the PHP packaging.

Who am I?

I am a Debian Developer since year 2000, and I have been packaging PHP for Debian since PHP 5. That means the official packages in Debian and Ubuntu are either my work or they are based on my work. The PHP packages in my Ubuntu PPA and Debian DPA matches the official packages in Debian. Basically I am saying that you can’t get any closer than that.


I publish the most important changes in the packaging and interesting news in dedicated Mastodon feed at


All packaging work is either done directly in the Debian unstable, or it will be in the unstable sooner or later.

PHP Packages

The main repositories now contain both PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0-7.4 and PHP 8.0-8.3 coinstallable together.

Ubuntu PPA

Debian DPA

Freexian Repository for Debian Jessie, Stretch, Buster and Bullseye and Ubuntu Xenial

Bug Reporting

DEB.SURY.ORG has now public lightweight issue tracker at Please report any bugs or feature requests for the repositories there, since my INBOX is a not very reliable way how to keep track on all issue since it has the tendency to grow number of unread messages to numbers over thousand…

Also please excuse me if I don’t respond to your email, my INBOX is really a mess and if you are not lucky, you might get stuck with other unread emails. So pretty please use new issue tracker.


The available documentation related to the packages and PPAs is hosted in the Wiki. Everybody can contribute, so if you want to write more documentations on the PHP packages, you are certainly welcome to do so.


The PHP packaging is time consuming and I do this mostly in my free time. Please consider buying commercial support from Freexian if you use PHP packages to run business or donating donating if you find the PHP packages useful for your projects.

It also warms a heart to know that this project is useful.

Commercial support:

Ways how to donate:


This service would not exist without the support from companies that trust us and support the project via PHP LTS by Freexian. Many thanks to them!



This section is dedicated to individuals and companies who contribute more than $100 a month or made a significant contribution in a given calendar year, see the Patreon or GitHub tiers.