[CentOS] issues with 3rd party repos for centos

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Mar 1 19:25:13 UTC 2010


At Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:54:53 -0500 (EST) CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> 
>   i'm reading the lowdown on 3rd party repos with respect to centos
> here:
> 
>   http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
> 
> and i have a couple questions and observations.  first, the entry for
> centosplus reads:
> 
> "Popular packages from this repository include: postfix with database
> support, a rebuilt kernel with additional drivers & filesystem
> support, php5 and mysql5."
> 
> however, i popped over to the centosplus packages site:
> 
>   http://mirror.centos.org/centos-5/5.4/centosplus/
> 
> and checked under x86_64, but i don't see any php or mysql packages.
> am i misreading something?

CentOS 4.x comes with php4 and mysql4 and CentOS 4.x/centosplus
includes php5 (5.1.6) and mysql5 (5.0.82sp1).  CentOS 5.x comes with
php5 (5.1.6) and mysql5 (5.0.77)...  CentOS 4.x is still alive and well
and will be for a few more years. 
"http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories" is not
version specific -- it covers all the currently supported versions.

> 
>   next, regarding remi collet's repo:
> 
> "Has been recommended on the mailing list and forum for mysql 5.1 and
> php5.2.9."
> 
> however, if you check over there (say, under x86_64):
> 
> http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/5/remi/x86_64/repoview/development.languages.group.html
> 
> remi appears to already be up to php 5.3.1 (and even 5.3.2 under the
> "test" link), so the centos wiki page is a bit out of date.
> 
>   finally, all i want is to install PHP 5.3.x (and, obviously,
> dependent packages) on a stock centos 5.4 system.  is remi collet's
> repo a good choice for that?  the centos wiki recommends "extreme
> caution" for that repo, which makes me nervous.
> 
>   more to the point, are there any serious issues involving bumping up
> php to 5.3.1 on a stock centos 5.4 system while leaving everything
> else where it is?
> 
> rday
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