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I'm a Linux newbie but I need to upgrade PHP on CentOS 4.5 to the latest version -- or at least 5.2.2 or better. What's the easiest way to do that? The latest available via yum seems to be 5.1.6 and I can't find anything on the Web that seems to work.

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I have the same question, but for a centos 5 production box. We used to use utterramblings's packages, but the maintainer's been MIA for over a year, so I'm hesitant to use another 3rd party repository, and I'm naturally hesitant to use the testing repo on a production box. In an ideal world, I'd like to see redhat's "AppStack" packages ported to centos: redhat.com/appstack –  Frank Farmer Jun 4 '09 at 1:16

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Check out Remi Collet Repository. Repo configs for RHEL/CentOS 4 are available (i386 and x86_64 )

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There is a repository on yum called c5 testing i think. It has PHP 5.2.6 A note though, not all modules in PHP are in this testing repo, and some you have to update yourself.

So this is not something I would recommend on a live server. I did this on a dev server and had some problems.

yum --enablerepo=c5-testing install php

I think this works, i have the commands at work but you can google some info regarding the c5 testing repo and PHP.

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If al else fails, you can always compile from source. I've done it before on CentOS and it actually works quite smoothly.

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