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I'm working with a RHEL5.1 box that has PHP 5.1.6 installed by default. I need to upgrade PHP to PHP 5.3.x. I've tried several tutorials and have had no luck. Can anyone help me out with this?

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3.x? Do you mean 5.3.x? – Renan Oct 9 '12 at 21:35
Yes, sorry, edited my question to fix the mistake. – PJ McCormick Oct 9 '12 at 23:45
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  1. add a repo sourse that support php-5.3 you can see this link to know how to install a repo http://blog.famillecollet.com/pages/Config-en
  2. [root@redhat~]# yum update php php-*

  3. you also can compile php5.3 from sourse

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Chosen as answer because, unfortunately, I am stuck on RHEL 5.1 – PJ McCormick Oct 11 '12 at 16:56

Remove your php* packages and install the corresponding php53* packages -- they've been in the channels since RHEL 5.4. You might need to add the RHEL 5 Server Optional sub-channel to your server's entitlement, if it's not already there.

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Thanks. Unfortunately I'm on RHEL 5.1. How else can I get the php53 packages? – PJ McCormick Oct 9 '12 at 23:46

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