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How can I install another PHP version?

I have php 5.4.5 for now, but I need the version 5.3.15 running too.

How can I perform this on Fedora 17? Without using a Virtual Machine?

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One of the standard ways of doing this is to download the php source code from http://php.net/downloads.php and compile it with ./configure --prefix=/opt/php/5.3.15 or something to that effect. Then, your new php will not conflict with any system packages. Note that on Fedora, you will need to install a bunch of -devel packages to build php with the functionality you most likely want.

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I've done this. But, where is the final php executable? Looks hidden o.O –  GarouDan Aug 27 '12 at 20:33
    
@GarouDan I would guess /opt/php/5.3.15/bin –  jordanm Aug 28 '12 at 0:38
    
You will also need to run make and make install (not sure if you did that already). But jordanm's answer is where it should be. –  zje Aug 28 '12 at 0:55
    
I'had seen on another question that I couldn't do the make install, but this is wrong. It works. Thanks. –  GarouDan Aug 28 '12 at 12:32
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