Trying to set up PHP 7.4 on Alpine Linux can lead to the following error:
ERROR: unable to select packages: php7 (no such package): required by: world[php7]
This might get things complicated. So, after digging for a while I found some workaround that will share with you. Let’s install PHP 7.4 on Alpine Linux.
- Alpine Linux
- sudo privileges
Install PHP 7.4 on Alpine Linux
Step 1. Add the following repository.
echo "http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/testing" >> /etc/apk/repositories
Step 2. Update the packages.
apk update && apk upgrade
Step 3. Install php 7.4.
apk add php7
Step 4. Verify the installation.
PHP 7.4.33 (cli) (built: Feb 15 2023 18:20:29) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) The PHP Group
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