What are the implications of replacing default php with remi-php7.2 in nethserver

NethServer Version: 7.5.1804 final
Module: php-scl

To be able to install eGroupware I installed nethserver-php-scl module by @stephdl.
After that I did

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php72
yum update php\*

to replace default version with remi version 7.2 (see https://blog.remirepo.net/post/2018/09/14/PHP-version-5.6.38-7.0.32-7.1.22-and-7.2.10)

Now I was able to install eGroupware and everything else seems to work properly.

But I don’t know what implication that will have eventually. I just tried if it works on a VM-testmachine without having the knowledge what I was really doing :blush:

I’d be pleased if someone could tell me or give a link to read about.


remi collet is someone who lives on the bleeding edge, I use remi-safe (no upgrade of installed rpm), remi is also quite unsafe since many dependencies come from remi-php{5*,7*}

all remi-php* are not safe because you upgrade the php version and you could have some problems, for example nethgui is not fully compatible with php72.

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Once installed the remi-safe repository and my rpm, the /var/www/html uses the php version you set.