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php – How to install Debian 7 and PP5 in 2020?

Posted by: admin February 25, 2020 Leave a comment


I have an old installation of TYPO3 (6.4) and I want to move it to another supplier. I can export everything but I cannot install a working server that can run the applications from the old website.

I am sure it has something to do with PHP and my solution I think would be to install PHP 5.4.4 on either Debian 7 or a newer Debian distribtion.

Can anyone help me out? Thank you 🙂

How to&Answers:

There never was a TYPO3 version 6.4. maybe 6.0.4 or 6.2.4 ?

you can try to install a virtual maschine with an old linux image with that old PHP version.
But that should be only local and only for viewing the old site.

In general you don’t need a working server as all neccessary data is in the database (and filesystem).

Install a TYPO3 verion 7 (also outdated, but runs on PHP 7.2) as an intermediate step and insert a copy of the old database and the filesystem (fileadmin/*). Then run upgrade wizard (do an upgrade for all extensions as possible)

Repeat for TYPO3 versions 8, 9 until your database is converted to latest version and matching extensions.

Meanwhile you probably need to change the rendering as the old installation was probably based on CSC (css_styled_content) while there is FSC (fluid_styled_content) which resuls in other HTML markup and other CSS.

Or was it even a 4.6?

Then you need a prior step with TYPO3 6.2 to convert all file references to FAL. therefore you need an old PHP 5.6 to execute the upgrade wizards. (stay with a local virtual machine)