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 30 change (as F29 will be released a few weeks before PHP 7.3.0).

Installation :

yum install php73

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/php73 tree, configuration under the /etc/opt/remi/php73 tree
  • the Apache module, php73-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 (php73-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 php73 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 7.3.0alpha1, but alpha/beta/RC versions should be released in the next weeks
  • some of the PECL extensions will be soon 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 php73
$ php --version
PHP 7.3.0alpha1 (cli) (built: Jun  6 2018 08:00:17) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.3.0alpha1, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

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

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