Paul Paul - 1 month ago 21
PHP Question

Upgrade php 5.5.* to php 5.6.* using apt-get

I installed a new local server, when I installed php5 package with

apt-get install php5
it got the version 5.6.

My production server is still with php 5.5 and I would like to upgrade it to php 5.6 like in my dev environment.

Can I do it easily using apt-get ? tell to apt-get to switch to the branch 5.6 ?

Thx

Answer

Enter the following commands in the order shown:

apt-get -y update
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
apt-get -y update

apt-get -y install php5.6 php5.6-mcrypt php5.6-mbstring php5.6-curl php5.6-cli php5.6-mysql php5.6-gd php5.6-intl php5.6-xsl

Enter the following command to verify PHP 5.6 installed properly:

php -v

Following is a sample response that indicates PHP 5.6 is installed:

PHP 5.6.22-4+deb.sury.org~trusty+1 (cli)
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

Done+

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