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Ubuntu 14.04 - PHP Version Upgraded from 5.5.9 to 5.6 - phpinfo still shows 5.5.9, php -v shows 5.6 - uninstalling 5.5.9??

I tried several ways to upgrade PHP on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine from 5.5.9 to 5.6. It was not easy, at least it worked like described on http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/install-gde/prereq/php-ubuntu.html.

Typing php -v shows

codePHP 5.6.25-2+deb.sury.org~trusty+1 (cli) Copyright © 1997-2016 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright © 1998-2016 Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright © 1999-2016, by Zend Technologiescode

looks good so far…

But phpinfo still shows codePHP Version 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.19code

How can I enforce apache to use PHP 5.6??

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a2dismod and a2enmod didn’t work. I found the following solution based on the answer on http://askubuntu.com/questions/776164/ubuntu-14-04-problems-upgrading-php-to-5-6

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge php5-common # remove and purge old PHP 5.x packages
sudo apt-get update # I had to run the update command again
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5.6

now phpinfo() shows PHP Version 5.6.26-1+deb.sury.org~trusty+1

So I would say it works… ;)

Hey

Don’t know if you guys already resolved the problem, but here is how i did:

sudo a2dismod php5 sudo a2enmod php5.6 sudo service apache2 restart

As described here by michaelpporter https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-upgrade-from-php-v-5-5-9-to-v-5-6

Cheers

Hey

Don’t know if you guys already resolved the problem, but here is how i did:

sudo a2dismod php5 sudo a2enmod php5.6 sudo service apache2 restart

As described here by michaelpporter https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-upgrade-from-php-v-5-5-9-to-v-5-6

Cheers

Hey

Don’t know if you guys already resolved the problem, but here is how i did:

sudo a2dismod php5 sudo a2enmod php5.6 sudo service apache2 restart

As described here by michaelpporter https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-upgrade-from-php-v-5-5-9-to-v-5-6

Cheers

Please Be Advise!

The instructions above are not applicable to Ubuntu 14.04 anymore.

It doesn’t work anymore due to Ubuntu 14.04 End Of Life (Apr 2019).

The ppa maintainer has dropped support for Ubuntu 14.04, the supported releases is as follow:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial
  • Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic
  • Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic
  • Ubuntu 19.04 Disco

In my case i needed to work with php 7.0 and the following worked:

sudo a2dismod php5; sudo a2enmod php7.0; sudo service apache2 restart;

Hope this helps !

No answer… it seems that no one else has this problem…

No one else got this problem?

I have the same problem, any news @flesh ?