I have to install Apache and PHP on a RedHat Enterprise Server 4 machine by manually compiling as I need the very latest versions to be compliant with the PCI DSS standards and unfortunately the RedHat or any other repository that I know of does not have these versions. Feel free to recommend one
So I have a few questions regarding RPM/Yum/up2date as I'm only familiar with APT.
[ 1 ] If I perform a manual installation of the said software, will the RH package manager track it? Meaning, if I needed to upgrade the software in the future, would I have to upgrade manually?
[ 2 ] Suppose I do install the software via a package manager, how would I compile in a module that isn't present in the repository? Meaning, when I configure, if I had to specify the 'prefix', how would I locate what the prefix path is, easily?