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I use CentOS 5.5 64bits, and I'd strongly prefer running php5.3 there (please focus on this), but if you have a safe recipe to run it on another distribution, I'll take it into consideration.

My problem is that I get to achieve either one of these two things:

  • I install php5.3 (from here: and everything works, but without PDO.

  • I install everything from 'remi' repos (including their own MySQL version, because otherwise I'd get an incompatibility error while installing), but when it comes to the part of the script where I use PDO, I get a blank screen and it dies without leaving any errors (even with errors activated).

Thanks in advance.

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Install php-pdo(from 'remi' repos):

 yum install php-pdo

and restart web server. For test, use phpinfo() or php -i.

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where he wrote that he install php-pdo? – alvosu Feb 2 '11 at 8:45
Gah, my bad, morning blindness ;) – lynxman Feb 2 '11 at 8:53

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