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How To Recompile Only a Single Version Of PHP With DirectAdmin’s CustomBuild?

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Let’s say that you have four versions of PHP installed, and you only want to update the default PHP version or php1_release. You know that if you do, recompiling all versions of PHP is going to take a while, so you may be deterred to update because of this. In the following example, we have four versions of PHP and only want to update php1_release from version 7.2 to version 7.3,

php1_release 7.2
php2_release 7.1
php3_release 7.0
php4_release 5.6

You can check the PHP versions and handlers installed using the following command,

grep -P 'php[\d]_' /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/options.conf
[root@host ~]#   grep -P 'php[\d]_' /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/options.conf
php1_release=7.2
php1_mode=php-fpm
php2_release=7.1
php2_mode=php-fpm
php3_release=7.0
php3_mode=php-fpm
php4_release=5.6
php4_mode=php-fpm

You can use php_expert to compile only a single version and save yourself some time. Use the below commands like so (provided the PHP version is using PHP-FPM),

cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild 
./build set php1_release 7.3 
./build update 
./build php_expert 7.3 php-fpm 
./build rewrite_confs

The system will take some time for the recompilation and viola! The php_expert build option is ideal for busy system administrators eager to save time and provide quicker resolutions for their clients. You can confirm the changes using the same command,

[root@host ~]#   grep -P 'php[\d]_' /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/options.conf
php1_release=7.3
php1_mode=php-fpm
php2_release=7.1
php2_mode=php-fpm
php3_release=7.0
php3_mode=php-fpm
php4_release=5.6
php4_mode=php-fpm

Conclusion

Now that we’ve gone over how to recompile only a single version of PHP version with DirectAdmin’s CustomBuild. Using this article, you don’t need to recompile all the PHP versions and wasting of your time.

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