apache – How to install php 5 on Ubuntu 16.04

apache – How to install php 5 on Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 comes with PHP7, so there are no PHP5 packages.

However, if you like, you can add a PPA to get those packages:

Remove all the stock php packages

List installed php packages with dpkg -l | grep php| awk {print $2} |tr n then remove unneeded packages with sudo aptitude purge your_packages_here or if you want to directly remove them all use :

sudo aptitude purge `dpkg -l | grep php| awk {print $2} |tr n  `

Add the PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Install your PHP Version

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php5.6

You can install php5.6 packages.

Then, verify your PHP version

sudo php -v

apache – How to install php 5 on Ubuntu 16.04

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