Amazon Linux 2 and PHP 5.6 support

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I have spent the better part of 2 days attempting to resolve PHP 7.2 conflicts with our existing application in an ARM (aarch64) development environment. Unfortunately, I need to bring this development environment online for one of our developers quickly. In the interest of time, I need to install PHP 5.6 in this environment.

Things I've tried:

Is there any plan to open up PHP5.6 (architecture: aarch64) to the Amazon Linux 2 Package Repo? If not, is the recommendation to not use the ARM EC2 instances?

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Shaun

soleson
asked 4 years ago529 views
3 Answers
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PHP 5.6 has reached end-of-life by the PHP team, and is no longer receiving any support. Due to the short life expectancy of the package following our aarch64 announcement, we elected not to provide this particular extra on the aarch64 platform; if you do require PHP 5.6, we recommend using an x86_64 or i686 instance. The PHP code itself should function identically on any platform with a working PHP 5.6.

answered 4 years ago
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Thank you for the response AWSTrinity.

Edited by: soleson on Jan 30, 2019 11:55 AM

soleson
answered 4 years ago
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To add to the response above, php5.6 is available in Amazon Linux 1, but not Amazon Linux 2.
The version in Amazon Linux 1 is considered End Of Life so we still do not recommend using it, as there is no longer support upstream for it.

Thanks.

answered 4 years ago

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