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Is it possible to get PHP5.2.3 for debian etch?

I got 5.2.0-8+etch13

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Any particular reason why you want 5.2.3 specifically? – andol Dec 5 '09 at 16:52
Yes. I want to run Kohana framework. It is a requirement ( – Cudos Dec 5 '09 at 16:58
Seems as if the Kohana Requirements page say "PHP version >= 5.2.3". That is, you need 5.2.3, or newer. – andol Dec 5 '09 at 17:04
Correct, I need 5.2.3 or newer. – Cudos Dec 5 '09 at 17:16
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Not directly from official Debian repositories but you can 'backport' newer PHP packages yourself if really needed.

It requires a few development packages, a few packaging knowledge and time.

Some people already did

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Yes. Change your apt sources to fetch from unstable.

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Actually, Debian unstable currently has PHP 5.2.11. The same goes for testing (squeeze). – andol Dec 5 '09 at 16:54
Ok, based on new info, never mind I guess. – andol Dec 5 '09 at 17:04

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