[CentOS] CentOS 5.7 PHP upgrade

Tue Oct 11 00:10:57 UTC 2011
Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.net.au>

  On 10/11/2011 05:35 AM, Brian Mathis wrote:
> The php53 package from the standard repo does not work well *, so you
> are better off using a 3rd party repo.  General consensus is that the
> IUS repo (http://iuscommunity.org/) is the best one to use.
> I would remove the atomic repo, install IUS, then install/update php from there.

Atomic Rocket Turtle is an add-on repository for people running the 
PLESK control panel, so they can upgrade their version of php from that 
which PLESK installs by default.

> * It's not so good because it does not provide proper rpm tags that
> let other rpms know that php is installed.  It announces itself as
> "php53", and most package looks for "php", so they can't find it.

Which is exactly the problem that plagues the php53 packages upstream 
have supplied for EL5. IUS is about the best bet to resolve this issue