[CentOS] Need advice on 3rd party repository

Jesse Cantara jesse_cantara at esupport.com
Fri Oct 5 23:29:12 UTC 2007


I am looking for some advice on a way to update some packages to newer 
releases than are available in the standard CentOS repositories. 
Specifically, I am trying to update apache and PHP to conform to 
"Scanalert"'s "Hacker Safe" website security scan, and the required 
versions do not exist in the CentOS repositories. I'm using CentOS 5.

I wish to stay within the realm of yum, in order to avoid 
RPM-dependency-heck which I have experienced before, trying to source 
random third party RPMs that never work out properly. I also wish to 
keep the system in a better state of maintenance by sticking to yum. 
It's just more organized (and easier) and will help keep things up to 
date in the future as well.

Is there any other option than to go with a 3rd party repository to 
hopefully find later versions of apache and PHP? Does anybody have a 
recommended repository source?

Thank you for any help and advice you can give,
-Jesse Cantara

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