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I have a RHEL 5.5 host with PHP 5.1.6, and the php-pecl-zip package installed (using yum). I have another host with CentOS 5.8 and PHP 5.1.6, and I want to have the same php-pecl-zip package installed. When I search for php-pecl-zip with yum on the CentOS 5.8 host, no results are found. What's the safest way to get this package installed? I'm a novice at package management.

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Have you tried the EPEL packages? – Eric Jun 29 '12 at 21:53
@Eric, I followed the directions on the page you provided, and it worked. Thanks -- if you submit as an answer, I can accept it. – Eric Rath Jun 29 '12 at 22:21
Glad to hear it worked for you. I have added it as an official answer. Thanks. – Eric Jul 2 '12 at 13:43
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Eric - I would recommend the EPEL packages -

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Just type "pecl install zip". You will need pecl, gcc etc installed. And I dont know the EPEL package, maybe is OK, maybe not.

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