On 02/14/2021 12:51 PM, Kenneth Porter wrote: > --On Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:59 PM -0500 H <agents at meddatainc.com> wrote: > >> But my question is also a more general one: short of ridding the system >> of the old, default php 5 binary, how should I configure a user without a >> shell such as apache to default to the newer php binary? As mentioned >> previously, apache itself runs the new php just fine (except for the imap >> issue above which could also be some other bug...). > > CentOS 7 runs apache from systemd. Apache finds programs using the path. So you need to customize the systemd unit file for Apache to run it from within a script that first prefixes the path with the location of your custom PHP binary. Software Collections provides a script for this. > > See the systemd documentation for how to customize a unit file. You probably just need a "drop-in" in /etc/systemd/system that replaces the ExecStart value in httpd.service. > > Another approach is to run php-fpm for your custom PHP (package rh-php72-php-fpm) and have Apache connect to this via the SetHandler directive. Use SetHandler instead of ProxyPass because the latter doesn't play well with FilesMatch. > > # send PHP requests to PHP 7.2 via php-fpm service > <FilesMatch \.php$> > SetHandler "proxy:fcgi://127.0.0.1:9000" > </FilesMatch> > > This will sandbox PHP into its own process. > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos Thank you, I did not know that! I will take a look at this. Apart from what you described above, is it in general possible to force a non-shell user to use a specific version of software when multiple versions are installed on a machine, be it php, python or something else?