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On March 20th 2015, the PHP group released PHP 5.6.7.

Several bugs have been fixed as well as CVE-2015-0231, CVE-2015-2305 and CVE-2015-2331. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

PHP 5.6.7 packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 7 “Wheezy”, on both amd64 and i386 architectures, in ZTS and non-ZTS (default) flavors.

Notes :

  • Regression : php5-memcached still lacks JSON support
  • Missing packages : Xcache, Xdebug and Xhprof are still missing, I’m still working on it, sorry for the delay
  • End of support : Spplus won’t be supported anymore. Pinba’s fate hasn’t been decided yet.

10 Responses to “PHP 5.6.7 for Wheezy”

  1. skp

    The update went good but in a subsequent ‘apt-get update’ I get:

    W: GPG error: wheezy-php56 Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG E9C74FEEA2098A6E Guillaume Plessis

  2. skp

    I just re-runned apt-get update and the problem disappeared by itself. Race condition 🙂

  3. Brian Tafoya

    OK, tring to install 5.6 and when I do and run php -v from the command line I get…

    php -v
    PHP 5.5.17-1~dotdeb.1 (cli) (built: Sep 19 2014 01:56:56)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2014 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2014 Zend Technologies

    Am I missing something?

    deb wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb-src wheezy main contrib non-free

    deb wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

    deb wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

    deb wheezy-backports main contrib non-free

    deb sarge contrib

    deb wheezy all
    deb-src wheezy all
    #deb wheezy-php55 all
    #deb-src wheezy-php55 all

    deb wheezy-php56 all
    deb-src wheezy-php56 all

    deb wheezy contrib

    deb wheezy main non-free
    deb wheezy main non-free

  4. SibProgrammer

    Any news about Xdebug? Absence of this extension prevents the migration to PHP 5.6.

  5. Alex

    Guillaume, possible to add xcache for 5.6 please? What caching do you suggest if not xcache?

  6. Alexander


    Don’t you think you can make php 7 repo soon? I find myself it is rather stable even to use for production. It works seamlessly with 99.8% of code.

    But currently there are no adequate way to install it. Zend builds are crazy, without some basic things like MySQL extention (mysql removed in php7, but should be installed as PECL extention) and seems like don’t have php-fpm binary. Virtual machines are broken or just not applicable to read use case. Repository from you would be cool.