Package Base Details: php56

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Keywords: php
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000686
First Submitted: 2016-01-03 21:26
Last Updated: 2021-01-07 20:41

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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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mickael9 commented on 2017-05-02 15:25

@Kaffka: it seems Manjaro haven't switched to openssl 1.1 yet, so the compatibility package doesn't exist.

In the meantime, you can just use the PKGBUILD from the previous commit here:

Kaffka commented on 2017-05-02 08:09

Getting the following error when trying to update php56:

$ pacaur -Syu --aur
:: no results found for openssl-1.0 (dependency tree: php56-xsl php56-tidy php56-sqlite php56-snmp php56-pspell php56-phpdbg php56-pgsql php56-pear php56-odbc php56-mssql php56-mcrypt php56-ldap php56-intl php56-imap php56-gd php56-fpm php56-enchant php56-embed php56-dblib php56-cgi php56-apache php56 openssl-1.0)

Manjaro Linux, OpenSSL 1.0.2k 26 Jan 2017

mickael9 commented on 2017-04-27 16:36

SSL build issues should be fixed now

Remedan commented on 2017-04-27 16:10

I ran into the openssl issue. Since I only use this package locally to test some stuff, I just compiled php without ssl support.

If you need this package and can live without ssl, the workaround is removing `--with-openssl=shared` from the PKGBUILD.

niconicozerpa commented on 2017-04-27 14:13

Now, there's a SSL-related compile error. It seems to me that it related to a change in the openssl (v1.1) and openssl-1.0 packages.

c1tas commented on 2017-04-27 02:49

i build error with openssl
how can i fix it
openssl version

mickael9 commented on 2017-03-09 16:18

@javicule: please post the complete build log (

javicule commented on 2017-03-09 09:59

During the building process i get this error:

collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [Makefile:355: sapi/cgi/php-cgi] Error 1
==> Error: A failure occurred in build().

Currently i'm using manjaro 64bits version (no idea if it really matters).

Any suggestion or solution mickael9?

mickael9 commented on 2017-02-06 21:19

@lonercoder Just rebuild php56, it will be linked with the correct libreadline.

nikola3244 commented on 2017-02-06 21:15

I'm getting an error while executing `php56`:

php56: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have tried to install readline 6, but couldn't because I have readline 7 already installed.

So, my solution was to create a symlink from

But, is that the best solution?