Topic: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

Currently running php 7.x and remi 5.6.x on fedora 25 due to an older webapp that only runs on 5.6 code.

Want to upgrade the server to fedora 27 to be uptodate with any security fixes.

Does remi 5.6.x for fedora 27 exist or will it be available ?

thx

Re: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

First you should note that upstream PHP 5.6 is NOT compatible with recent OpenSSL 1.1 (since Fedora 26)

BTW, see the Wizard instructions (link in top right corner)
PHP 5.6 is available as Software Colletions (with a huge patch to fix compatibility with OpenSSL)

Desktop: Fedora 29 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi-test + remi-dev
Laptop:  Fedora 28 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
Hosting Server: CentOS 6.10 x86_64 with EPEL, remi, remi-php72 and remi-php72-test

Re: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

Notice, as Fedora 27 now use FPM by default, the switch to the 5.6 version should be as simple as

systemctl stop php-fpm
yum remove php-fpm
yum install php56-php-fpm # andd needed extensions
systemctl start php56-php-fpm
Desktop: Fedora 29 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi-test + remi-dev
Laptop:  Fedora 28 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
Hosting Server: CentOS 6.10 x86_64 with EPEL, remi, remi-php72 and remi-php72-test

Re: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

sorry but i am a photographer and dont follow OSS as close as i did 10 years ago while working for silicon valley companies.

I took a look at the software collection for php 5.6 and have questions:

1. it is only built and tested for EL linux?  will it install on F27?

2. will it install alongside F27 installed php 7.x without problems?

3. what is php-fpm?  part of F27 or the software collection?

Thanks

Re: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

> 1. it is only built and tested for EL linux?  will it install on F27?

Yes. See the Wizard

> 2. will it install alongside F27 installed php 7.x without problems?

Yes, by design

> 3. what is php-fpm? 

Read
https://blog.remirepo.net/post/2017/11/ … tp-and-php
https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017 … tion-tips/
https://blog.remirepo.net/post/2016/04/ … orkstation

> part of F27 or the software collection?

Both.

Desktop: Fedora 29 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi-test + remi-dev
Laptop:  Fedora 28 x86_64 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
Hosting Server: CentOS 6.10 x86_64 with EPEL, remi, remi-php72 and remi-php72-test

Re: php 5.6.x on fedora 27 packages?

Remi wrote:

Notice, as Fedora 27 now use FPM by default, the switch to the 5.6 version should be as simple as

systemctl stop php-fpm
yum remove php-fpm
yum install php56-php-fpm # andd needed extensions
systemctl start php56-php-fpm

Thanks