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I need to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 but php5 is not officially supported on Ubuntu 16. I install php5.5 by ondrej repo https://askubuntu.com/a/756186/483814
but when I try to install php5-mapscript on it i get error :

root@ubuntu16:~# apt-get install php5-mapscript
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package php5-mapscript is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'php5-mapscript' has no installation candidate

Therefore i try to compile and install php-mapscript from scratch but i don't find any updated and working manual.

So if somebody done it before or have general knowledge about mapserver compilation or if know how to install it from repositories please help.

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Thanks to @ThomasG77 i did compile and install php5-mapscript of Mapserver7.0.2 compiled and got loaded successfully: enter image description here

The manual is based on mapserver general compile documentations: http://www.mapserver.org/installation/unix.html#compiling

Here is the manual i follow to compile [Ubuntu 16.04 /PHP 5.5.38-3+deb.sury.org~xenial+1]:

  1. installing php5.5:

    sudo apt-get purge `dpkg -l | grep php| awk '{print $2}' |tr "\n" " "`
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install php5.5
    
  2. download and extract mapserver source and change directory:

    wget http://download.osgeo.org/mapserver/mapserver-7.0.2.tar.gz
    tar xvf mapserver-7.0.2.tar.gz
    cd mapserver-7.0.2/
    
  3. install cmake

    sudo apt-get install cmake
    
  4. make build directory and change to it [~/mapserver-7.0.2/build]:

    mkdir build
    cd build
    
  5. install compile requirement

    apt-get install libfreetype6-dev 
    apt-get install php5.5-dev
    apt-get install libproj-dev
    apt-get install libfribidi-dev
    apt-get install libharfbuzz-dev
    apt-get install libcairo-dev
    
  6. config , compile and install

    cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt \
            -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/usr/local/pgsql/91:/usr/local:/opt \
            -DWITH_CLIENT_WFS=ON \
            -DWITH_CLIENT_WMS=ON \
            -DWITH_CURL=ON \
            -DWITH_SOS=ON \
            -DWITH_PHP=ON \
            -DWITH_FCGI=OFF \
            -DWITH_PYTHON=OFF \
            -DWITH_SVGCAIRO=OFF \
            ../ >../configure.out.txt
    make
    make install
    phpenmod mapscript
    service apache2 restart
    

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