[CentOS] how to push the bounds and get newer packages for centos 5.4?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Feb 18 13:06:21 UTC 2010
i've just started looking after a (virtual) centos 5.4 server that's
hosted at rackspace and, unsurprisingly, it was set up with all the
standard defaults. part of the work i'll be doing involves php and,
as i read it, the standard php version with centos 5.4 is php-5.1.
if i *wanted* to move up to a more recent version (say, php-5.3),
obviously, i'd need to go outside the limits of the standard centos
yum repos. in my travels, i ran across this site:
with the corresponding instructions:
rpm -Uvh remi-release-5*.rpm epel-release-5*.rpm
i'm suitably leery of 3rd-party repos but i recall that someone else
(on this list?) recommended that site. and i can see that it has an
x86_64 version of php-5.3 ready to go for centos 5.4:
what are the recommendations for well-respected 3rd-party repos for
centos 5.4 if i want to get newer packages? the centos 5.4 system in
question is purely an internal development system so i have the
freedom to customize it to some extent if newer packages are called
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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