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Old 09-23-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
simonm
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Redhat Dedicated Server (Updating PHP Version - Will Pay!)


Hello,

We have recently purchased a dedicated server from fasthosts.co.uk which is running Redhat Enterprise 5.

The PHP version on the server is 5.1.6 and our software requires version 5.2.0 or newer.

I have tried everything to update this, but im not an expert and dont seem to be getting anywhere. I am familier with shell software, and can follow commands, but no-one seems to be able to give a complete step by step guide. I have checked probably every website going, but .rpm links our outdated, and i get error messages, etc etc.

Please if anyone can help with this i totally appreciate it, i cannot give access to our server but if someone can give me real instructions which work, i am quite willing to give a payment of $100 to anyone who can through paypal or however required. We have just spent close to $2,000 on the server and redhat software, so this is no problem.

With Regards,
Simon
 
Old 09-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
w3bd3vil
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The easiest way to update would be using yum.
So, do you have yum installed on the server?
if you do
Quote:
yum update php
should work.

Or you could always use the source to compile php.

what does
Quote:
rpm -qa | grep php
show

What have you tried upto now? what are the errors that you get paste the output.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response.

yum update php does work, but only updates to 5.1.6, and 5.1.6 is already installed so i dont understand that?

any ideas? thanks people!
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
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Try adding the repo with the instructions mentioned there
and then do a yum update php.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Hi Again,

Ok thanks for that, i follwed the instructions, however now i get this:

[root@localhost ~]# yum update php
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running. Aborting.

i rebooted the server, still says same after doing what was suggested on the site you sent.

grrr, should have stuck wit shared hosting!! lol
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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just hold on for a while, till yum stops searching for updates.
or do a ps -ef | grep yum
and kill -9 it.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 02:14 PM   #7
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I dont believe it, it worked! :-) php 5.2.6 is now online, after 9 hours of trying you have just solved it in 10 minutes. Brilliant.

Please PM me ill sort you some payment out, thanks so much again.
 
  


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