[arch-general] Installing php 7 and php56 at the same time?

Dan Haworth dan at xigen.co.uk
Tue Mar 15 09:08:39 UTC 2016

On 15/03/16 09:05, Dan Haworth wrote:
> On 15/03/16 06:29, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> All,
>>    I need to downgrade php from 7 to 5.6. I built the 5.6.19 package 
>> from AUR and
>> I'm now at the install stage. Before I do I thought I would ask if I 
>> need to
>> remove php7 before installing php5.6? The PKGBUILD has no 'conflicts' or
>> 'replaces' specified and they are prefixed differently (e.g. php and 
>> php56), but
>> what I am unclear on is how my applications will know which one to use?
>>    This was necessitate when php7 broke part of my groupware package
>> (webdav/caldav/carddav) that I need working until those can be upgraded.
>>    Do I just install php56 along side php7 or remove php7 first?
>> If removed, then I set IgnorePkg in packman.conf
> I have both php7 and php 5.6 from the AUR installed concurrently with 
> no problems whatsoever. The php 5.6 binaries are installed in an 
> alternative location and postfixed with *56 (e.g. php56).
> I've been running this for several weeks without issues :)
Oh, forgot to mention.. the 56 aur packages install mod-php as 
libphp56.so - just "LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp56.so" in your 
Apache conf (if that's what you're using) and all works well.


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