[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:

http://blog.famillecollet.com/pages/Config-en

with the corresponding instructions:

wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
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:

http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/5/remi/x86_64/repoview/php.html

  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
for.  thanks.

rday
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