I need advice how to install php5 on this os. There is only php7 package available, but for my system php5 is required.

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    No versions of PHP 5 are currently supported. Time to put in the work to upgrade. php.net/supported-versions.php – ceejayoz Sep 17 at 17:13
  • the web application I use only supports php 5 unfortunately – Kostya R Sep 17 at 17:45
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    "Time to put in the work to upgrade." – ceejayoz Sep 17 at 17:53

Ideally, you don't. PHP 5.6 reached end-of-life in December 2018.

For the time being, deb.sury.org still has builds of PHP 5.6 available. However, these builds will only be available as long as Microsoft continues to maintain the upstream repository, so you should take immediate steps to make your code run on current versions of PHP.

If the code you are running is supplied by a third party and no updates for PHP 7 compatibility are available, start looking for alternatives. PHP 7 has been available since 2015; a failure to provide updated code for 4+ years is a sign that the application is not being maintained appropriately.

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