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I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (I used to have 14.04 LTS and I had to reinstall everything), since I'm still working with PHP 5.6 I must install lamp environment that'll work with that,

Unfortunately, when I use the command:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

it installs PHP 7 and mysql 5.7 which aren't compatible to my project, I tried a few solutions that people suggested here to install php5 alongside with php7 but with no success.

Is there any way to manipulate lamp-server^ installation so it'll install php5.6 as it used to be? I don't need php 7 at all for now.

Thank you

  • Did you try sudo apt-get install php5.6? – pa4080 Aug 31 '16 at 18:55
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You can use XAMPP Linux.You can download any version of xampp linux from the below mentioned official xampp site.

https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

Enter downloaded file location using terminal.

First give certain permission for the downloaded binary file. (Assume that i downloaded 64 bit binary package.)

sudo chmod a+x xampp-linux-x64-5.6.23-0-installer.run

Then install the xampp

sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-5.6.23-0-installer.run

If you are download 32 bit binary file do below mentioned like this

sudo chmod a+x xampp-linux-5.6.23-0-installer.run 

sudo ./xampp-linux-5.6.23-0-installer.run

Xampp sourceforge link below.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%20Linux/

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