Package Base Details: php56

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Keywords: php
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: matth
Last Packager: foxxx0
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000027
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.

PhilippeK commented on 2016-03-01 05:47

@mickael8: Thanks for the help, it is indeed in, and the reason for it not being enabled is that I had updated the php.ini in /etc/php, not /etc/php56.

So phpmyadmin is working properly now, the only it that is not working is a small part where I use imagick. Any suggestion about this one ? Thanks in advance...

mickael9 commented on 2016-02-29 21:57

@PhilippeK : It's definitely in.

$ pacman -Ql php56 | grep mysqli
php56 /usr/include/php56/ext/mysqli/
php56 /usr/include/php56/ext/mysqli/mysqli_mysqlnd.h
php56 /usr/include/php56/ext/mysqli/php_mysqli_structs.h
php56 /usr/lib/php56/modules/

Have you enabled it in /etc/php56/php.ini ?

PhilippeK commented on 2016-02-29 21:40

@mikael9 : I'm sorry but I don't believe that mysqli is part of the package. It's not in the list of the modules/packages above, and phpmyadmin complain about the absence of it (and does not work at all). Maybe I've made a mistake somewhere...

Otherwise it's a great package and a great initiative, very easy to build (although it takes a while) and install as long as you use "sudo pacman -U php56*" in the build directory and fololow the included instructions to update httpd.conf.

Now, if only mysqli could actually be in it... :)

Thanks in advance!

ottoshmidt commented on 2016-02-28 17:26

Also got 'duplicate target' errors. Had to run pacman -U php56* in build directory. In other words, had to install built packages manually.

foxxx0 commented on 2016-02-21 15:44

Actually it *does* indeed provide "php".

Each package from this group (if it does not cause conflicts with upstream php packages) will provide its respective php (without the "56" suffix) counterpart with the version of the current php56 release (5.6.18).

So if any package has a dependency on php, where the version 5.6.18 is sufficient, this AUR package should satisfy it.

bluewind commented on 2016-02-21 15:28

This installs php 5.6 as a separate binary with a different name. It does not provide php nor does it conflict with it.

martimcfly commented on 2016-02-21 15:12

I'd love to find a provides or conflicts block => 'php'. This would make it easier to co-exist with other packages depending on php.

Or is this unnecessary?

JonnyJD commented on 2016-02-21 13:07

Apache is not a dependency, it is a make-dependency.
You can't compile the package files without it, but apache can be removed after building the package.

madalin commented on 2016-02-21 12:35

Why is Apache a dependency?

Should not that be only for the mod_php extension and installed optional if needed?

There are other people that would like to have PHP-FPM & Nginx only without a trace of HTTPD in their system and it is working great.

foxxx0 commented on 2016-02-18 20:11

@systemshq: Well then, please read the error carefully, it is entirely up to you what you do with it. You can either import the gpg key (recommended) using:

gpg --recv-keys C2BF0BC433CFC8B3

Or you can run makepkg using the "--skippgpcheck" switch.