WebMin / VirtualMin -> Upgrading to "PHP 5.5" ?

Hello, is it possible to make a simple upgrade of PHP (i have PHP 5.4.4) to PHP 5.5 ?

If i add :

deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy-php55 all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy-php55 all

and do update / upgrade, all will be working nice ? (i have a wheezy debian)

Thank You.


Well, non-standard packages can cause some problems, we see a lot of problems relating to that with PHP. Also, we don’t do any testing with software versions that aren’t provided by the distro.

If you’re interested in using a different PHP version, my suggestion would be to setup a test server, and to try the upgrade there first.

Then, if that works, you could try it on your live server.


The best option is to wait PHP55 to be a standard package in wheezy ? It will be a day ? I will wait for it.


Well, we always recommend using the package versions provided with the distro you’re using.

However, the bad news is that those package versions don’t change. Wheezy will always have the PHP version you’re seeing there.

So if you really need PHP 5.5, you’d have to perform an upgrade; but we don’t recommend doing that :slight_smile: But if you need PHP 5.5, there isn’t another way… so we’d just recommend lots and lots of testing before changing your live server.