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How to install php7.2-curl [Ubuntu 16.04]

I’m currently running Ubuntu 16.04 and I try to install php7.2-curl.

I running :

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install php7.2-curl

Result :

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package php7.2-curl
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'php7.2-curl'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'php7.2-curl'

My php -v :

PHP 7.2.12-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1 (cli) (built: Nov 12 2018 09:55:12) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.2.12-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

My /etc/apt/sources.list :

## Note, this file is written by cloud-init on first boot of an instance
## modifications made here will not survive a re-bundle.
## if you wish to make changes you can:
## a.) add 'apt_preserve_sources_list: true' to /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg
##     or do the same in user-data
## b.) add sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.d
## c.) make changes to template file /etc/cloud/templates/sources.list.tmpl

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial universe
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial universe
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates universe
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial multiverse
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

I don’t understand why…


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Hi @aweiss,

I think you have bigger issues than PHP 7.2. You need to upgrade your Droplet immediately to prevent any exploits on it. Your OS is really old and as such open to vulnerabilities. I’ll recommend upgrading to 20.04 as soon as possible.

There are two ways to go about this, either upgrade your Droplet from 16.04 to 22.04 OR create a new 22.04 Droplet and migrate your app over to it. Once you do, you’ll be able to install even PHP 8 without a problem.

If you insist to install 7.2 on Ubuntu 16, all you need to do is enable the repo:

Add the PPA maintained by Ondrej Surý

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

once that is done install whatever PHP extension you need.