I added the Ondrej repository ( http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu/ ) on a Ubuntu Xenial virtual machine, to add PHP 5.6. It works flawlessy.

I noticed that this repository includes updates to PHP 7.x, but I'd like to keep the official Ubuntu version and get updates from Ondrej only for PHP 5.x. Could you help me to filter the repository updates in a correct way?

Thank you very much.


You will want to "Pin" the specific package version:


This post specifically describes how you would accomplish this:


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