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I need to update my linux box to include php 5.1.4 and have very little idea how to go about it.
I am running SuSe 9.3 with updates installed. I have installed apache 2.0.53, mysql 5.0.22 and php 5.0.3 simply using YAST and a couple of rpm's for mysql.
Unfortunatley for me - there seems to be no rpm for php 5.1.4. I have downloaded the tar to root, read numerous articles on installing - much to no avail.
I need to use the box as a webserver and no more (except for a few home directories) hence I have not and probably will not delve too deeply into the machinations of linux or its syntax. The current box has been up and working for more than 12 months with absolutely no problems whatsoever - and has required very little maintenance, which does not bode well for my learning the intricacies.
Most articles talk about installing to /usr/local and so on. None of my installations exist there. My php directory lives at /etc/php5 and the binary lives at /usr/bin. Needless to say, I am always logged in as root.
The question is: do I need to uninstall anything prior to installing php 5.1.4? What commands should I use to unpack and install (is it a case of just replacing /usr/local/bin with /usr/bin)? Is there an rpm that I could use to make it really simple?
I must seem really dim - but I couldn't get this working. I was not logged in as a normal user as there are no normal users - just the root admin. I have both tars in the directory /root. Typing the following, I got:
You will find people here more than willing to help. If you have further difficulties, post back. Most of the time you do no have to include any special parameters when you run the ./configure script when installing software from source. But almost all the major software used by Suse will have an rpm available for it.