Package Base Details: php56

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Keywords: php
Submitter: mickael9
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000772
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 2017-01-26 17:27


RealLinuX commented on 2017-01-26 17:22

I have downloaded and installed this package and Im using NGINX as web server. How to enable php 5.6 on NGINX, since php7 is that only working for me so far (at lest phpinfo saz that at /srv/http)?

hxss commented on 2017-01-23 18:51

oh..sorry! My foult

mickael9 commented on 2017-01-23 18:10

@jilen: Can't reproduce. Try reinstalling gd: pacman -S gd

foxxx0 commented on 2017-01-23 18:02

@hxss: those are in php56-apache

Please note, that php56 is a package group, which includes the base package with the same name.
If you need certain features, e.g. FPM, mcrypt, imap, ... you have to install the corresponding php56-<feature> package.

When you have built the whole php56 group you'll see what is available. (They are listed on this aur page, too.)

hxss commented on 2017-01-23 17:57

Just installed 5.6.30-1. There are no modules/ and conf/extra/php56_module.conf in /etc/httpd/

jilen commented on 2017-01-23 01:51

configure: error: Unable to find libgd.(a|so) >= 2.1.0 anywhere under /usr
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Cannot build 5.6.30 version

foxxx0 commented on 2017-01-19 23:49

Updated to PHP 5.6.30:

"The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.29.
Several security related issues were fixed in this release. All
PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version."

dodo commented on 2016-12-19 15:16

Hi. I'm getting the following error:
php-5.6.29.tar.xz ... FAILED (error during signature verification)
ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build php56.

eduen commented on 2016-11-29 16:32

thanks mickael9 for instructions :)