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Need to install php.7.4 on Ubuntu 18. Can't get it in my list to update.

I have tried several methods, even used this tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-php-7-4-and-set-up-a-local-development-environment-on-ubuntu-18-04

But I can’t get any version above 7.3 is the list.

The following are the repos that have been added:

Hit:1 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:3 https://repos.insights.digitalocean.com/apt/do-agent main InRelease
Hit:4 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease
Hit:5 http://software.virtualmin.com/vm/6/gpl/apt virtualmin-bionic InRelease
Hit:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Hit:7 http://software.virtualmin.com/vm/6/gpl/apt virtualmin-universal InRelease
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/apache2/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu bionic InRelease

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks


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KFSys
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November 25, 2023

Heya,

Since PHP 7.4 might not be available in the default Ubuntu 18.04 repositories, you can add a third-party repository that has the package.

sudo apt -y install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt update

Now you can install PHP 7.4 along with some common extensions that you might need.

sudo apt install php7.4

If you need additional extensions, you can install them using apt. For example, to install MySQL and GD extensions:

sudo apt install php7.4-mysql php7.4-gd

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