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Is it possible to install PHP5 without installing apache, in Ubuntu?

If so, how?

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$ sudo apt-get install php5-cli  

Should do it.

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Install php5 after php5-fpm if you plan to use nginx for example, because php5 needs one of either libapache2-mod-php5, libapache2-mod-php5filter, php5-cgi, or php5-fpm. Apt just picks the first package that satisfies the dependency.

$ sudo apt-get install php5-fpm php5
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That does the trick! – Tilman Nov 12 '15 at 23:44

Yes, it is possible to install PHP5 without installing apache, in Ubuntu.

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