As I strongly believe in SCL potential to provide a simple way to allow installation of various versions simultaneously, and as I think it is useful to offer this feature to allow developers to test their applications, to allow sysadmin to prepare a migration or simply to use this version for some specific application, I decide to create this new SCL.

I will have the honor to share the Release Manager rôle for this version with Sara Golemon.

I also plan to propose this new version as a Fedora 27 change.

Installation :

yum --enablerepo=remi-test install php72

emblem-important-2-24.pngTo be noticed:

  • the SCL is independant from the system, and doesn't alter it
  • this SCL is available in remi-safe repository (or remi for Fedora)
  • installation is under the /opt/remi/php72 tree, configuration under the /etc/opt/remi/php72 tree
  • the Apache module, php72-php, is available, but of course, only one mod_php can be used (so you have to disable or uninstall any other, the one provided by the default "php" package still have priority)
  • the FPM service (php72-php-fpm) is available, it listens on default port 9000, so you have to change the configuration if you want to use various FPM services simultaneously.
  • the php72 command give a simple access to this new version, however the scl command is still the recommended way (or the module command).
  • for now, the collection provides 7.2.0-dev, but alpha/beta version should be released in the next weeks
  • some of the PECL extensions are already available, see the extensions status page
  • only x86_64, no plan for other arch.

emblem-notice-24.pngAlso read other entries about SCL. especially description of my My PHP workstation.

$ module load php72
$ php --version
PHP 7.2.0-dev (cli) (built: Apr 12 2017 09:48:21) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2017 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.2.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2017, by Zend Technologies

As always, your feedback is welcome, a SCL dedicated forum is open.

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