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Old 07-16-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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Question Upgrade PHP 5.1.6 to PHP 5.2.6 in Fedora core 6

Hi All,

I want to use the class called "COM" ( the microsoft tech). This class is supported in only php5.2.6.

So Just want to upgrade to new version.

I am very new for Linux. So please let me know procedure, which will be safe so that it will not at all affect other services.

I need to get this done urgently so please reply

Thanks and in Advance

Sushant Danekar
Old 07-16-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Download the exact version of the package you want and do:
yum localinstall packagename
(package name is the name of the file you downloaded).
Or, if you just want the latest version of a package, do
yum install packagename
It will download and install the latest version of a package (for instance php).
Old 07-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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Hi there,
Thanks for your reply...
I have downloaded the php-5.2.6.tar.gz file.
I have given the command
yum localinstall php-5.2.6
can you please describe me more... Actually I am very new to linux so my questions may be very basic.

Sushant Danekar
Old 07-16-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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Support for FC6 was dropped almost a year ago. I would strongly suggest updating to a supported version. No new official updates are available.

In order to use yum you must get the package in a rpm and not a tar or gz file. If you update to a supported version the newer version of php will probably be available via yum. Otherwise you have to compile it yourself (./configure,make, make install). Be aware that you may or may not have the dependencies required to run the newer php(newer versions usually require newer versions of dependencies).


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