I have tried to use yum but it didn't work. I am doong this to experiment with magento for a client and this is a dependency. All of my searches have started to get me more confused than anything. I am more a front end developer than backend but I need to start to do more of this. I am getting used to the command line and find it ok just some core concepts missing for me.
Thanks for any advice - I have looked through all similar on this site to no avail.