EOL Notice for PHP and the EL6 repository

PHP 5.6 and 7.0 are now end-of-life (EOL). Installations should now be upgraded to currently supported versions.

Should you need PHP 5.6 for a longer period, there are long-term support (LTS) options such as:

  • Paid subscription to Zend Server 8.5

As the Webtatic EL6 repository only contains PHP 7.1 and MySQL 5.5, once these two become EOL, the Webtatic EL6 repository itself will become EOL.

  • PHP 7.1 - EOL 1st December 2019
  • MySQL 5.5 - EOL was expected in December 2018, however it has not yet been communicated by Oracle

Latest updates in testing

The following packages are in testing, and available for download in the testing repositories:

  • php56w 5.6.38-1
  • php70w 7.0.32-1
  • php71w 7.1.22-1
  • php72w 7.2.10-1

Assuming you have the Webtatic repositories set up (see Yum Repository), you can update using:

yum update <package> --enablerepo=webtatic-testing