I installed PHP 5.3 on a CentOS 5.3 using yum and repos from Webtatic (http://www.webtatic.com/packages/php53/) and now I'd like to add the GD library to that installation but Webtatic seems to be offline.


# yum install php-gd

Fails of course (not the same PHP version) into: Error: Missing Dependency: php-common = 5.1.6-27.el5_5.3 is needed by package php-gd-5.1.6-27.el5_5.3.x86_64


# yum install php53-gd

Fails into Error: php53-common conflicts with php-common

How can I add the GD libraries now?

  • You can't? You may need to find a different source for the version of PHP that you need, and then completely re-install PHP, and then include the versions you require.
    – Zoredache
    Nov 29, 2011 at 20:11

2 Answers 2


You need to remove php-common and install php53-common

Also Centos5 has PHP 5.3.3 available, I'd remove the one from Webtatic

Then do "yum install php53"

Hopefully then the dependices will be resolved correctly because you are using ht

  • > You need to remove php-common and install php53-common How do I do this?
    – Mauro
    Dec 6, 2011 at 21:55
  • yum install php53
    – ckliborn
    Dec 6, 2011 at 22:03
  • yum remove php-common
    – ckliborn
    Dec 6, 2011 at 22:03
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    First remove then install
    – ckliborn
    Dec 6, 2011 at 22:04

You need to find and install the package(s) with appropriate version to meet the dependencies. Otherwise, you will have no other choice but to build and install the needed packages from source.

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