- I want to install Nextcloud on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ running Arch Linux.
- Nextcloud requires a version of PHP:
7.1 <= x < 7.4.0.
- I have done a lot of research, and there seems to be no place on the entire internet which offers a PHP version of
7.2nor the version
Not that I would want to use
7.1 anyways, since it's no longer supported.
But apparently, the people behind the Arch ARM repositories have decided, that it would be a good idea to NOT offer older versions of packages (at least for the ARM architecture).
This leads to my browser only showing me the error page of the Nextcloud version-check:
This version of Nextcloud is not compatible with > PHP 7.3. You are currently running 7.4.1.
As it turns out, the 18 lines of PHP code in this file prohibit unsupported versions of PHP from running Nextcloud:
However, circumventing the version check as was proposed as a "quick fix" here has turned out to be pointless. However, I got a nice background behind a new error, for the duration I kept the changes in the version check.
This leads me to ask my question:
What is the best (or recommended) approach for installing a compatible version of PHP on my Raspberry Pi?
I think I might have to compile an older version from source myself.
I consider this to be a good option, assuming I can build for ARM on my 64bit CPU of my PC, as the compilation time on the Raspberry Pi would likely take very long.
And after I compiled the code: How would I make an installable package and install it?
Thanks in advance.
Please be advised, that there are other (not directly Pi-related) questions for the topic of cross-compiling PHP, such as this one: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6559480/cross-compiling-php/25708463