I'm currently already running php 5.2.14, so I'm hoping this means I should be able to find a package or method to install php-mbstring 5.2.14 without having to go through any uninstalling or downgrading routine.
Yum is only reporting the following packages as available:
$ yum list available|grep mbstring php-mbstring.i386 5.3.6-3.el5.art atomic php-mbstring.x86_64 5.3.6-3.el5.art atomic php53-mbstring.x86_64 5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 updates
Which all obviously come with php 5.3 dependencies across the board.
The server is in use by a number of people, although not publicly so it would be a few bored developers rather than angry clients if the server had to be done due to lengthy install or compiling, but the less disruption the better.
Does anybody know of the least disruptive way to achieve what I'm trying to do? Thanks!