I am trying to update my vagrant box to use PHP 5.6, and I am basically doing the following process on the command line.

  • sudo yum remove php* (remove PHP)
  • wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm (Installs the latest remi repo:) rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm
  • sudo yum install php php-common php-devel php-fpm php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mysqlnd php-pdo php-pear php-soap php-xml php-pecl-apcu php-pecl-xdebug php-pecl-amqp

The first two steps seem fine however on the final step when doing the 'setup install process' I get the following error :

Error: php56w-common conflicts with php-common-5.3.3-46.el6_6.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I need all of the modules above compatible with PHP 5.6, can anyone suggest what I should do next to get this working?


You should do

sudo yum install php56w php56w-common ...

instead of

sudo yum install php php-common, ...

  • yum list available 'php56w-*' and look for the package(s) you want. The architecture extension (eg. .x86_64) is not necessary for the yum install command. – AVProgrammer Jul 20 '16 at 21:49

Using remi repository, you need to enable the repository matching the wanted version, so for 5.6:

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php56

Then use the usual yum command.

  • He also should disable the webtatic repository, lest some of those conflicting packages get installed. – Michael Hampton Nov 25 '15 at 16:57
  • @Remi thanks your repo site is brilliant! thanks for taking the time to answer this question :-) – Zabs Nov 25 '15 at 17:04
  • Note: The above doesn't automatically enable the basic remi repository, which is necessary to install some dependencies for the GD library. One should enable the remi repo as well. – Ynhockey May 29 '16 at 12:04
  • @Ynhockey all the dependencies are in the "remi-safe" repository, which is enabled by default. – Remi Collet Feb 2 '17 at 8:18

Cheers guys - I had already found a solution before I read your posts, so used the method from this site


In a nutshell I did the following:

CentOS 6 installation

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

Enable the repo Modify the /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo file

name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch

Then in the same file there is a section for php56 and I set the enabled flag from 0 to 1 and voila! Next time I ran the yumo install command it all went through without any errors.


sudo yum install php php-gd php-mysql php-mcrypt
  • Notice that enabling "remi" is not more required, all dependencies are in base, epel and remi-safe (which is enabled by default) – Remi Collet Nov 25 '15 at 17:43

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