Package Details: php56-embed 5.6.40-1

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Package Base: php56
Description: Embedded PHP SAPI library
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Keywords: php
Licenses: PHP
Provides: php-embed=5.6.40
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000274
First Submitted: 2016-01-03 21:26
Last Updated: 2021-01-07 20:41

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mickael9 commented on 2018-10-03 17:21

PHP 5.6 will stop getting security updates in January 2019. Consider upgrading to PHP 7 now

mickael9 commented on 2016-04-06 11:51

PLEASE READ : For those who are getting "unknown public key" errors, this is NOT caused by this package. It means GPG is not configured to fetch public keys automatically (which is normal by default)

Please read the instructions at

The easiest way to overcome this is to manually import the keys from a keyserver :

$ gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys C2BF0BC433CFC8B3 FE857D9A90D90EC1

mickael9 commented on 2016-01-14 01:53

foxxx and I have been working together and this package can now be installed along PHP 7 from the official repos.

Everything has been moved into separate directories :

Config : /etc/php56
Extensions : /usr/lib/php56/modules
Binaries : /usr/bin/php56, /usr/bin/php56-cgi, /usr/bin/phar56, etc.

If you were previously using this as a replacement for php7, you'll have to adjust the new configuration files in /etc/php56/ to reflect the current ones in /etc/php/.

Apache module (provided by php56-apache) also has a specific configuration and CAN NOT cohabit with php7_module. Use php-fpm, fcgi or cgi if you need both versions.

The apache module is installed as, so you should use the following lines your httpd.conf :

# Load php 5.6 module
LoadModule php5_module modules/

# Use it for .php extensions
Include conf/extra/php56_module.conf

Please let me know if you encounter any problem or have a suggestion.

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Omarss commented on 2021-11-25 19:34

Does anyone know why it no longer compiles? I still haven't finished migrating the system to php7. Any guidance is appreciated

bjo commented on 2021-11-12 08:09

As there are no official security fixes any more, could it be an idea to include the patches from the ppa?

hamedsbt commented on 2021-06-29 05:55

To bypass PGP checking ("unknown public key"), make sure the php-5.6.40.tar.xz file downloaded from official link Then open PKGBUILD file and remove lines 77,66,55,46 and save it. try to makepkg...

kusamochi commented on 2020-12-29 01:49

Need to add -DU_DEFINE_FALSE_AND_TRUE=1 to CPPFLAGS in PKGBUILD to compile.


Also when using php56-fpm, comment out or change the open_basedir= in php.ini, otherwise keep getting 404 for no reason.

caffe1neadd1ct commented on 2020-11-09 19:06

PHP 5.6 will stop working with MariaDB 10.5.7 due to a bug in the php-mysqlnd extension and stricter checking on the MariaDB side. This stricter checking was first introduced in MariaDB 10.2/3 and reverted for a later major version (it broke a portion of the internet).

PHP 7.3 has this fixed, basically a byte is sent to the connected database server to say expect some parameters when preparing this query, then for a query without parameters e.g "SELECT * FROM groups" none are sent causing the stricter checking to throw the following error:

Error: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1835 Malformed communication packet

To fix i would suggest a PKGBUILD patch to the mysqlnd extension code:

Patches for the aur build:

Fully understand nobody should be on PHP 5.6 but if you are and need to keep using it alongside nice up-to-date versions of everything else this should help.

lendarker commented on 2019-11-09 13:45

I'm running into the exact same error as danny below.

enfernal commented on 2019-04-23 19:33

Comment date 2019-03-21, me too bug, php not work

danny commented on 2019-03-21 12:27


Number of tests : 777 704

Tests skipped : 73 ( 9.4%) --------

Tests warned : 0 ( 0.0%) ( 0.0%)

Tests failed : 1 ( 0.1%) ( 0.1%)

Expected fail : 1 ( 0.1%) ( 0.1%)

Tests passed : 702 ( 90.3%) ( 99.7%)

Time taken : 21 seconds




Test open_basedir configuration [tests/security/open_basedir_linkinfo.phpt] XFAIL REASON: BUG: open_basedir cannot delete symlink to prohibited file. See also bugs 48111 and 52176. =====================================================================



php://input is empty when enable_post_data_reading=Off [tests/basic/bug67198.phpt]

===================================================================== ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in check(). Aborting... Error making: php56

test failed. BUG ?

razonyang commented on 2019-02-25 03:32

@mickael9 does not support freetype?

foxxx0 commented on 2019-01-15 09:14

updated to 5.6.40:

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.40. This is a security release. Several security bugs have been fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Please note that according to the PHP version support timelines, PHP 5.6.40 is the last scheduled release of PHP 5.6 branch. There may be additional release if we discover important security issues that warrant it, otherwise this release will be the final one in the PHP 5.6 branch. If your PHP installation is based on PHP 5.6, it may be a good time to start making the plans for the upgrade to PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3.