[CentOS] PHP upgrade from 4.3.9 to 4.4.2 or 5.x

Thu Feb 2 11:52:48 UTC 2006
Nigel kendrick <support-lists at petdoctors.co.uk>

I haven't used that app (so I don't know if the advise is sound) ... but
there is a CentOS built (though unsupported) version of php-5 in the
CentOSPlus repository:


Unsupported is a relative term ... it is a better fit for CentOS-4 than just
about any other way to get php-5.

If you are going to enable the centosplus repo, I highly recommend that you

man yum.conf

And that you set up the centosplus section of /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-
Base.repo with a line like this:


(if you want other packages from the CentOS Plus repo, also add them to the
install only section using spaces between packages)

Also, I would put this line in the [base] and [updates] sections of the


(excluding any other centosplus packages is also recommended ... again,
spaces between packages on the exclude line in the [base] and [updates]

There are also instructions in the Readme.txt file that discuss php- domxml
.. that file does not exist in php-5.x so you have to remove it by hand to

Thanks Johnny - I had a good read of 'teh Internets' and opted for an
install of 4.4.2 and this seems to have fixed the problem with SugarCRM
(subject to some final testing).

I had to wade through quite a few dependency errors during the configure and
make but the forum thread below was extremely useful: