Victor Leung
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Install php7.2 instead of php5.4 on Amazon Linux 2

April 09, 2020

Problem: When you start a new Amazon Linux 2 AMI server, and try to install php via command:

    yum install php

After install successfully and check the version, you would see php -v

PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Oct 31 2019 18:34:05)

However, the latest php version is 7.2 and you want to have a new version.

Solution: You can enable it via amazon linux extras with this command:

    sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.2

Once it is enabled, follow the instructions to install:

    yum clean metadata
    yum install php-cli php-pdo php-fpm php-json php-mysqlnd

That's it. Check the php -v again and it shows:

PHP 7.2.28 (cli) (built: Mar 2 2020 19:38:11) ( NTS )

About Victor Leung

Software development professional with expertise in application architecture, cloud solutions deployment, and financial products development. Possess a Master's degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. Highly skilled in AWS (Certified Solutions Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator), GCP (Professional Cloud Architect), Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes(CKA, CKAD, CKS, KCNA), and Scrum(PSM, PSPO) methodologies.

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