Package Base Details: php56

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Keywords: php
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: matth
Last Packager: foxxx0
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000024
First Submitted: 2016-01-03 21:26
Last Updated: 2019-01-15 09:12

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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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foxxx0 commented on 2016-07-22 10:19

Updated to PHP 5.6.24:

"The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.24.
Several bugs were fixed in this release, including security-related ones.

All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version."

foxxx0 commented on 2016-05-26 23:11

Updated to PHP 5.6.22:

"The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.22.
Several security related issues were fixed in this release.

All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version."

foxxx0 commented on 2016-05-26 22:32

@KacperA: just a coincedence as the upstream version of icu was 56.0.

Meanwhile we are at version 57.0 so it has nothing to to with the naming of this package.

KacperA commented on 2016-05-01 19:35

Hi. Something's wrong with dependencies. php-intl needs icu with libicu*.so.56?

mickael9 commented on 2016-04-27 23:25

@heimer16: Nice catch, thanks. It's fixed now.

heimer16 commented on 2016-04-27 22:09

Thanks for adding dblib.

However on package install, it gives a warning that the library it already exists on the system.

The install destination should have /usr/lib/${pkgbase} instead of /usr/lib/php

Second_Fry commented on 2016-04-25 20:24

Configuration options:
"--enable-posix=shared" results in POSIX not being compiled. Should be excluded.
"--with-openssl=shared" results in search for OpenSSL in folder shared. Should be "--with-openssl".

mickael9 commented on 2016-04-20 23:36

@michal.lohnisky : I added it. Thanks for noticing

michal.lohnisky commented on 2016-04-19 11:35

@mickael9 Hi, any chance to get php56-pdo_dblib added? Can I help you with that? Or can I do it manually only on my PC?

mickael9 commented on 2016-04-12 21:50

@Gruentee: Indeed, I've pushed a fix, let me know if it works.