[CentOS] Cacti rpm for el5.6 with php53

Wed Apr 27 09:10:31 UTC 2011
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: "Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane" <todd.denniston at navy.mil>

> Not being a PHP developer,  I was under the impression that many/most of these 
>packages were interpreted  scripts which probably would work fine under php53 
>vs. the php installed by  default.
> I have been wondering from afar about this thread and the  discussions over in 
>the EPEL list, if someone could create a meta rpm that  required php53 and 
>provided php (and similar for php-mysql & php-snmp) and  have the system 
>continue to work.  This is of course under the assumptions  of:
> a. the packages are interpreted scripts
> b. the syntax has only added,  and not changed or removed functionality since 
>the stock php. 
> Is this a  not_bright idea in the php package  world?

Almost...  some languages' instructions almost never change, others do a bit 
By example, see: http://www.php.net/manual/en/migration53.incompatible.php