Some applications in the Univention App Center rely on PHP 5.4 These apps automatically include a package repository with PHP 5.4. If the app using PHP 5.4 is no longer used, it is possible to downgrade the PHP installation to 5.3 using the following instructions:
1. First you need to determine the latest version number of the standard PHP package in UCS 3.2 by running the following command:
apt-cache show php5-common | grep Version
In this example the latest version of PHP 5.3 is 5.3.3-7.190.201312160852 .
2. Now you must detect which PHP 5.4 packages are installed on your system:
dpkg --list | grep 5.4.4-14
ii libapache2-mod-php5 5.4.4-14.196.201406041536 server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (Apache 2 module
ii php5 5.4.4-14.196.201406041536 server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (metapackage)
ii php5-cli 5.4.4-14.196.201406041536 command-line interpreter for the php5 scripting language
ii php5-common 5.4.4-14.196.201406041536 Common files for packages built from the php5 source
3. The following command can be used to downgrade to the installed packages to 5.3 (the list of packages depends on the output listed in step 2 and the version gathered in step 1), e.g.:
apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5=$V53 php5=$V53 php5-cli=$V53 php5-common=$V53
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-suhosin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be DOWNGRADED:
libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-common
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 4 downgraded, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 6630 kB of archives.
After this operation, 328 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
4. Finally the PHP4 component should be disabled:
ucr unset repository/online/component/php54