I have a stable RH9 installation, running as a server:
I want to keep up to date with software. i.e. I'd like to use the latest Apache, and the latest PHP (well, 4.3.3 anyway). More specifically, I need to use the latest version of the GD module so that I can use the JPGraph functionality on my website.
I've had a frustrating day. I can compile PHP but it doesn't create the .SO module for apache; I can compile the GD module but phpinfo() stil lshows an old version (1.6.2, even though the RPM i1 1.8.x).
I'm a total newbie, so even getting successful compiles was a surprise!
What's the best way to get later versions of this stuff? Compiling has given me no success. Should I try a different distro? Fedora looks carey, and the Enterprise versions are pricey. I've looked around for RH9 rpm files of the later version but couldn't find anything.
Am I clutching at straws here?
All suggestions welcome!