Package Base Details: php56

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Keywords: php
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: matth
Last Packager: foxxx0
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000004
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 2018-04-23 11:42

In order to build the apache mod_php module this dependency is needed.

Please do the build process ALWAYS in a clean chroot env, that way additional makedeps won't clutter your system and you are left with a properly built package that can be shared without side-effect.

Please read:

Eddw commented on 2018-04-23 11:34

Hi! Why depend on Apache?

foxxx0 commented on 2018-03-30 10:52

Updated to 5.6.35:

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.35. This is a security release. One security bug was fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

@postadelmaga: I have updated the PKGBUILD and it includes a fix for the recent icu update.

postadelmaga commented on 2018-03-30 06:42

After upgrading Arch today I could not start apache anymore:

Cannot load modules/ into server: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

So I tried to recompile this package but I got a bunch of errors, such as:

In file included from /tmp/yaourt-tmp-fra/aur-php56/src/php-5.6.34/ext/intl/intl_convertcpp.cpp:21:0:
/tmp/yaourt-tmp-fra/aur-php56/src/php-5.6.34/ext/intl/intl_convertcpp.h:28:25: error: ‘UnicodeString’ was not declared in this scope
int intl_stringFromChar(UnicodeString &ret, char *str, int32_t str_len, UErrorCode *status);

Update - Workaround for the missing library:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ 
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

foxxx0 commented on 2018-03-02 08:33

Updated to 5.6.34:

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.34. This is a security release. One security bug was fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

foxxx0 commented on 2018-03-02 08:32

@Case_Of: Arch Linux relies heavily on systemd and thus I'm not going to remove the dependency. If you need it for your own use you are free to modify the PKGBUILD locally and then build it.

Anonymous comment on 2018-03-02 04:15

Build failed. Please, remove systemd dependency.

foxxx0 commented on 2018-02-26 18:52

thanks for that hint, fixed.

rdoursenaud commented on 2018-02-26 17:51

Your latest patch for enchant2 support is missing a crucial part. Loading the extension results in the following: Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php56/modules/' - /usr/lib/php56/modules/ undefined symbol: enchant_dict_is_in_session in Unknown on line 0

You also need to patch the extension code itself to use the new API. Something like:

I've been working on porting this to my php55 package which I've been basically copying from yours ;)

foxxx0 commented on 2018-02-26 10:39

Hey, sorry for the delay.

The patch for enchant-2 has been added and it now builds properly again. Thanks to all who have helped in fixing this.