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I'm trying to install APC (Alternative PHP Cache) on a CentOs dedicated server. I've everything done apart from configuring phpize. Running :yum -y install php-devel gives me the following error:

file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml from install of conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_5.3.i386 etc etc for other languages

So, i think the MySQL version I have is too old & I more than likely need to upgrade mysql to version 5.1. Im reluctant to do this as a) its a live server (although only 3/4 domains) b) I've read I'll read to recompile PHP if I upgrade.

To add to this I have Plesk installed for managing domains & might need reinstalling/reconfiguring also.

Sorry for the long intro but it's my first post & best to give as much info as possible, so my question is basically,

Is there any way I can run :yum -y install php-devel to get phpize working to complete installation of APC for the version of MySQL I currently have installed? ie 5.0.77.

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Please add centos mysql 5.0.77 phpize apc tags – Whiteyq Jun 28 '11 at 12:05
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There is a very good chance that APC is already in your yum repository which would allow you to install it without using phpize.

Try: yum install php-pecl-apc

(If it isn't in the default CentOS repository, try CentOSplus or EPEL if that is not an issue).

Edit: One more point of mention, it is unusual to get dependency problems if you are using a single repository - it sounds like you have multiple repositories enabled and might not be using the priorities plugin.

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That worked a treat cyberx86, thanks ever so much. You saved me a lot of hardship, :)) – Whiteyq Jul 5 '11 at 15:00

Why do you have installed? Were you fooling around with a different repository?

Can you just yum remove mysql-libs? Then run from the APC directory:


configure --enable-apc

make && make install

and add (at minimum) extension="" to your /etc/php.ini


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