[CentOS-announce] Announcing release for PHP 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64 SCL

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Tue Dec 22 12:12:08 UTC 2015

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of versions 5.4, 5.5 
and 5.6 of the PHP on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, delivered via a Software 
Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo Special Interest Group 

You can get started in three easy steps (example of PHP 5.6):
$ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
$ sudo yum install rh-php56
$ scl enable rh-php56 bash

At this point you should be able to use php just as a normal
application. Examples of commands run might be:
$ php my-app.php
$ sudo yum install rh-php56-php-devel yum install libxml2-devel
$ sudo pear install Cache_Lite
$ sudo pecl install xmldiff

In order to view the individual components included in this
collection, including additional PHP modules, you can run:
$ sudo yum list rh-php56\*

About Software Collections
Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use 
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting 
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group 
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection 
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.

The collections php54, php55 and rh-php56 deliver versions 5.4, 5.5 and 
5.6 of the PHP interpreter, pecl and perl installers and some other 
modules that are also included in the collections as RPMs.

For more on the PHP, see http://www.php.net.

The SCLo SIG in CentOS
The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group 
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate 
a reference set of collections. In addition to the PHP collections being 
released here, we also build and deliver databases, web servers, and 
language stacks including multiple versions of PostgreSQL, MariaDB, 
Apache HTTP Server, NodeJS, Ruby, Python and others.

Software Collections SIG release was announced at 

You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at: 
You can find information on the SIG at 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto 
get involved and help with the effort.

We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref: 
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum 
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started 
with SCL's in CentOS.


SCLo SIG member

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