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How to use the 5.2.x version of PHP on this day?

Hello.

Yes, I need to use this deprecated version, I’m not working with the possibility to update the script, there is no time for this, I only need to run the 5.2.x version of PHP in a droplet, regardless of the distribution that is needed, someone I could explain how it is now possible to do this? I really have used many tutorials but have not had any success, do not intend to work with cPanel plugin, my goal is to use the command line for administration.

Thank you.

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Hi @sylassouza,

Since PHP 5.2 has been long deprecated, most probably you’ll need to build it from source

Download PHP sources

wget -c -t 3 -O ./php-5.2.17.tar.gz http://museum.php.net/php5/php-5.2.17.tar.gz
tar xvfz php-5.2.17.tar.gz
cd php-5.2.17

Patch PHP

Try and patch it down at least making it a bit more secure. Not that it’s entirely possible due to the nature of the version but still.

wget -c -t 3 -O ./libxml29_compat.patch https://mail.gnome.org/archives/xml/2012-August/txtbgxGXAvz4N.txt
patch -p0 -b < libxml29_compat.patch

wget -c -t 3 -O ./debian_patches_disable_SSLv2_for_openssl_1_0_0.patch https://bugs.php.net/patch-display.php\?bug_id\=54736\&patch\=debian_patches_disable_SSLv2_for_openssl_1_0_0.patch\&revision=1305414559\&download\=1
patch -p1 -b < debian_patches_disable_SSLv2_for_openssl_1_0_0.patch

wget -c -t 3 -O - http://php-fpm.org/downloads/php-5.2.17-fpm-0.5.14.diff.gz | gunzip > ./php-5.2.17-fpm-0.5.14.patch
patch -p1 < php-5.2.17-fpm-0.5.14.patch

Compile and install

You’ll need to configure the PHP and then install it like so

./configure \
    --prefix=/usr/share/php52 \
    --datadir=/usr/share/php52 \
    --mandir=/usr/share/man \
    --bindir=/usr/bin/php52 \
    --with-libdir=lib/x86_64-linux-gnu \
    --includedir=/usr/include \
    --with-config-file-path=$PHP_HOME/etc \
    --with-config-file-scan-dir=$PHP_HOME/etc/conf.d \
    --disable-debug \
    --with-regex=php \
    --disable-rpath \
    --disable-static \
    --disable-posix \
    --with-pic \
    --with-layout=GNU \
    --with-pear=/usr/share/php \
    --enable-calendar \
    --enable-sysvsem \
    --enable-sysvshm \
    --enable-sysvmsg \
    --enable-bcmath \
    --with-bz2 \
    --enable-ctype \
    --without-gdbm \
    --with-iconv \
    --enable-exif \
    --enable-ftp \
    --enable-cli \
    --with-gettext \
    --enable-mbstring \
    --with-pcre-regex \
    --enable-shmop \
    --enable-sockets \
    --enable-wddx \
    --enable-fastcgi \
    --enable-force-cgi-redirect \
    --enable-fpm \
    --with-mcrypt \
    --with-zlib \
    --enable-pdo \
    --with-curl \
    --enable-inline-optimization \
    --enable-xml \
    --enable-pcntl \
    --enable-mbregex \
    --with-mhash \
    --with-xsl \
    --enable-zip \
    --with-gd \
    --with-pdo-mysql \
    --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/lib \
    --with-png-dir=/usr/lib \
    --with-mysql \
    --with-openssl \
    --with-mysqli \
    --with-kerberos \
    --enable-dbase \
    --with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config \
    --enable-gd-native-ttf \
    --with-t1lib=/usr \
    --with-freetype-dir=/usr \
    --with-ldap \
    --with-kerberos=/usr \
    --with-unixODBC=shared,/usr \
    --with-imap-ssl \
    --with-mssql \
    --without-sqlite \
    --with-sqlite \
    --without-pdo-sqlite \
    --with-pgsql \
    --with-pdo-pgsql \
    --enable-soap \
    --with-pdo-sqlite

make
make install

Regards, KDSys

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