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PHP on the road to the 8.0.0 release

syndicated from on September 12, 2020

Version 8.0.0 Beta 3 is released. It's now enter the stabilisation phase for the developers, and the test phase for the users.

RPM are available in the remi-php80 repository for Fedora  31 and Enterprise Linux  7 (RHEL, CentOS), or in the php:remi-8.0 stream,  and as Software Collection in the remi-safe repository (or remi for Fedora)


emblem-important-4-24.pngThe repository provides development versions which are not suitable for production usage.

Also read: PHP 8.0 as Software Collection

emblem-notice-24.pngInstallation : read the Repository configuration and choose installation mode.

Replacement of default PHP by version 8.0 installation, module way (simplest way on Fedora and EL-8):

dnf module disable php
dnf module install php:remi-8.0
dnf update

Replacement of default PHP by version 8.0 installation, repository way (simplest way on EL-7):

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php80
yum update php\*

Parallel installation of version 8.0 as Software Collection (recommended for tests):

yum install php80

emblem-important-2-24.pngTo be noticed :

  • EL8 rpm are build using RHEL-8.2
  • EL7 rpm are build using RHEL-7.8
  • lot of extensions are also available, see the PECL extension RPM status page
  • follow the comments on this page for update until final version.

emblem-notice-24.pngInformation, read:

Base packages (php)

Software Collections (php74)