PHP4 on Fedora Core 6

The need for PHP4 has not changed much since Fedora Core 5 (FC5). Hence I have taken the time to update the SRC.RPM that I had originally distributed for FC5 to support Fedora Core 6 (FC6). Included are several security updates as well. FC5 users who used this file previously should update.

The updated source RPM package is provided on the following guide:

PHP4 on Fedora Core 6

Steps provided should work for FC6, FC5 as well as FC4. Although no testing was done for FC4. There are some precompiled binary RPM’s provided as well. (The binaries MAY be out of date.)

As always, these have only minimal testing by myself. Furthermore, please take care when using these files on production servers.


  1. If anyone is interested, I will try Tom’s suggestion and see what I may need to do to make the package suitable for Fedora Extras. Which means I need to modify the rpm to co-exist with PHP5. First I’ll need to setup mock to simplify the process. No promises, hopefully I’ll have the time.

  2. Michael G

    I just wanted to say thank you! I was struggling a lot trying to downgrade php 5 to 4 and I couldn’t find anything, I tried a lot of different options but yours did it real good. Please keep up the good work, I am glad to find people like you who share their knowledge!!


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