I`ve installed php 5.3.24 in my UBUNTU 18.0.4 but unable to show info.php page

Last login: Thu Jul 11 06:59:31 2019 from
sagar@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release:        18.04
Codename:       bionic
sagar@ubuntu:~$ php -v
PHP 5.3.24 (cli) (built: Jul 11 2019 07:30:40) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies

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PLS Give any suggestion

Is UBUNTU 18 is compatible with php 5.3.24?

  • How did you install PHP 5.3? Why do you want 5.3, and not some more recent version that is actually in 18.04's repositories? – vidarlo Jul 11 '19 at 10:14
  • @vidarlo I`ve downloaded as guided in below URL (askubuntu.com/questions/1052746/…) – sgor Jul 12 '19 at 3:26
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    Dear Angry Reviewers, Please note that Ask Ubuntu's "off topic" policy relates to the version of Ubuntu. This is addressed in Meta: meta.askubuntu.com/questions/18710/… – Oli Jul 12 '19 at 15:37

Do not run this on a public facing webserver.

This version of PHP has some rather ugly security problems.

Update your scripts to work with a newer php version. Anything else is plain stupid, and should only be used to verify functionality during porting of scripts.

First we'll have to install Apache development files, a few misc build dependants and build essentials:

sudo apt install apache2 apache2-dev build-essentials libxml2-dev libmariadbclient-dev-compat checkinstall

Now we can continue with the tutorial; Copy paste mostly, with some modifications:

cd /tmp && wget http://in1.php.net/distributions/php-5.3.29.tar.bz2
tar -xvf php-5.3.29.tar.bz2
cd php-5.3.29
./configure --with-mysql --with-apxs2=/usr/bin/apxs --with-tsrm-pthreads --enable-maintainer-zts --with-libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ #Note extra options cf. other answer
make -j
sudo checkinstall
sudo a2enmod php5

Finally, you'll have to add the line

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf using your favorite editor. Add it near the bottom.

After that, do a

sudo service apache2 restart

And php 5.3.29 should be installed.

The above was tested on 18.04. You probably want other php modules as well, which has to be enabled with ./configure. Which depends on the code you plan to run.

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  • its worked for me.. Thanks for helping... – sgor Jul 18 '19 at 4:51

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