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I added Ondřej Surý's repository which was a great help at the time. Now I have issues installing cURL and I think returning to "original" PHP would solve the problem.

Currently all my PHP packages are from DEB.SURY.ORG repository.

ii  php5                              5.5.12+dfsg-2+deb.sur all
ii  php5-cli                          5.5.12+dfsg-2+deb.sur amd64
ii  php5-common                       5.5.12+dfsg-2+deb.sur amd64
ii  php5-gd                           5.5.12+dfsg-2+deb.sur amd64
ii  php5-imagick                      3.1.2-1+debphp.org~pr amd64
ii  php5-json                         1.3.4-3+deb.sury.org~ amd64
rc  php5-mcrypt                       5.5.8+dfsg-3+sury.org amd64
ii  php5-mysql                        5.5.12+dfsg-2+deb.sur amd64

I have already removed the Ondřej's .list file.

How can I switch back to the original php packages causing minimal disruptions for my users?

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    Add back the PPA, the use ppa-purge. – muru Sep 29 '14 at 8:43
  • @Oli Pretty sure someone has already said it, so I am searching for the original to flag as dupe. If not I'll post as answer. – muru Sep 29 '14 at 8:51
  • @muru, this solved my problem and I am very grateful. Please post it as an answer so I can accept. – Miklos Sep 29 '14 at 9:15
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Downgrading packages is a very difficult problem. You should use ppa-purge for this. But ppa-purge requires that the PPA be still added, so you will have to add back the PPA, and then use it.

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