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i wanted to install php5 5.3.2, so first deleted all the php5 files

 sudo apt-get purge php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-mysql 

and also delete the deb files form


so now there is no deb file on the system then i add this person repository

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sushkov/personal

because he add php5.3.2 and then i updated it and upgraded it

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

then i installed php5

sudo apt-get install php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-mysql 

now when i check the php version it says php5.3.10

and when i run this command

sudo apt-cache show php5

it says

Package: php5
Version: 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0
Architecture: all
Maintainer: Guillaume Plessis <>
Installed-Size: 0
Depends: libapache2-mod-php5 (>= 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0) | libapache2-mod-php5filter (>= 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0) | php5-cgi (>= 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0) | php5-fpm (>= 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0), php5-common (>= 5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0)
Filename: dists/squeeze/php5/binary-i386/php5_5.3.15-1~dotdeb.0_all.deb

now i dont know how to downgrade, is there any way that i change something in the repository and write

sudo apt-get install php5 

it will install php5.3.2 which i want instead of php5.3.10


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Are you talking about the version 5.3.2 that was available in Ubuntu 10.04 – atenz Jul 27 '12 at 14:41

First make sure that you remove any php reference. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

To remove package and config files

sudo apt-get --purge remove <Package Name>

To remove unused dependencies and config files

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

Download php5 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.2 from Here. Once downloaded, navigate to the folder where the file was saved, probably Downloads, and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i < package name>

Or use GDebi. To install it press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Or click below

Once you have installed GDebi, use the File Browser to find the package you wish to install, and double click on it.

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Sorry i need php5 5.3.2 not 5.3.10 and still when i download this, the package gives error, it opens in ubuntu software center. – iori Jul 27 '12 at 14:58
Its available Here. Download the All arch deb package – Mitch Jul 27 '12 at 15:17

According to ppa:sushkov/personal page , the PPA is available only till Ubuntu 10.04 and NOT for Ubuntu 12.04 so even if you add the PPA it will give you error as

W: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found

And if you are still eager to get the 5.3.2 version , download it manually from PPA package builds page , by expanding the arrow key as

enter image description here

Well , it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to use the updated Package version 5.3.10 Available through Official Repository for Security reasons.

EDIT : Download all the packages ending with i386.deb since your system seems to be 32-bit and run the following command from the downloaded directory

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Also he provided a all.deb file at the end try installing it first then follow the above command.

If you want to compile from source package first install build-essential if not present through

sudo apt-get install build-essential

then download php5_5.3.2.orig.tar.gz then unpack or extract it and run from the extracted directory

./configure && make && sudo make install

P.S. : May not work at all , since two years old release .

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Ok thankx, but is there a way to have one deb file instead of i download all there files and then install it – iori Jul 27 '12 at 15:03
Thanks, if this dont work, where can i get php source for ubuntu so that i can compile it and run myself, but i dont know how to compile it can you also provide me link, that wil be helpfull – iori Jul 27 '12 at 15:44
@iori - See answer , edited. – atenz Jul 27 '12 at 16:03

Firstly I would really discourage you from using severaly outdated version of PHP full of security bugs.

And to answer your sort of hidden question – you have manually added dotdeb repository which provides more recent version of PHP5, so you need to remove it from your apt sources. Look into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/.

Also I would like to show you the command you might find usefull in such situations:

$ apt-cache policy php5
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.4.4-13
  Version table:
     5.4.4-13 0
        500 wheezy/main amd64 Packages

It will show you the available versions and install candidates together with the package sources in case there are more versions available.

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