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I have php 5.3.6 installed on Centos 5.5 (from iucommunity repository). Now when I want to enable dBase by yum install php-dbase, I get this error:

Package php-dbase is obsoleted by php-common, trying to install php-common-5.1.6-27.el5_5.3.i386 instead
Package matching php-common- already installed. Checking for update.
Nothing to do

Probably, because I have installed php with yum install php53. How can I enable dBase on my current server?

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As it said, php-dbase is obsoleted and you should install php53-common instead:

# yum --enablerepo=iuscommunity install php53-common
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but php53-common has already been installed – All Oct 9 '11 at 9:26
What do you want to do with php-dbase? – quanta Oct 9 '11 at 9:34
Although it is an old system with no interesting feature; but I believe it is quite fast for simple storage on flatfile (e.g. one column data in the form of key/value where key is ID which is identical to line number). – All Oct 9 '11 at 9:48

Are you sure that the function calls are actually not there? Try calling them - it sounds like they are already part of common now.

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Yes, the library of dbase does not exist in php extensions. When running a dbase command, I get error of "Fatal error: Call to undefined function dbase_create()" – All Oct 9 '11 at 12:26

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