I have a Debian 7.11 (wheezy) installed as a development server and I attempted an upgrade from PHP 5 to 7. I got as far as
php -v returning 7.2.2 but the last obstacle after a long installation process was that I am unable to enable PHP 7 in Apache2.
I have attempted to install
apt-get and this returns an error:
E: Unable to locate package libapache2-mod-php7.0 E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'libapache2-mod-php7.0'
I even attempted downloading the
.deb file from packages.debian.org but this returns an error:
dpkg-deb: error: archive 'libapache2-mod-php7.0_7.0.28-1_amd64.deb' contains not understood data member control.tar.xz, giving up dpkg: error processing libapache2-mod-php7.0_7.0.28-1_amd64.deb (--install): subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-php7.0_7.0.28-1_amd64.deb
I basically can't run
a2enmod php7 for Apache to enable PHP. What can I do here?