[CentOS] Yum and upgrading PHP

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Thu Nov 26 01:49:18 UTC 2009


On 11/25/2009 4:22 PM, Rob Kampen wrote:
> ML wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>>
>>>> I tried a yum upgrade php so that I could get to either 5.2 or 5.3
>>>> (currently 5.1.2) and It says nothing marked for upgrade.
>>>>
>>>> How does one upgrade individual packages versus doing a plain system
>>>> upgrade (like just yum upgrade)
>>> I'm a little confused: why did you do a yum upgrade php after 
>>> running yum
>>> upgrade; if there was a php package to upgrade in any of the mirrors or
>>> repositories you have allowed, it would have already been upgraded.
>>
>> Well I thought a yum upgrade would get a php update if it was 
>> available, but there was nothing, so I tried a normal yum upgrade php 
>> as it would be nice to get to php 5.3.
>>
>> So must be the mirror I am using doesn't have an upgraded package. 
> This issue comes up very regularly, I believe there is a 5.2.6 variant 
> of php in the testing repo that I haven't used but others on the list 
> have and so far no bad reports. As this is .el5, the enterprise linux 
> version is does not always have the latest and greatest, but that's 
> the price for tried, tested and true. HTH
>> -Jason
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plus relevant fixes from newer versions are backported to the RHEL tree.
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