I'm trying to update the version of php 5.5 to the latest version (5.5.20 at the time of writing).

I'm doing this on a CentOS v6 machine.

I've tried following the steps here:


But when I run

yum install php55w

I get a ton of errors like this:

file /usr/lib64/php-zts/modules/ctype.so from install of php55w-common-5.5.20-1.w6.x86_64 conflicts with file from package php-common-5.5.7-1.el6.remi.x86_64

Is there any way I can get round this?

  • Any reason why you are not following the instructions on the page? It nowhere seems to provide that particular yum command (it does indicate yum install php55w php55w-opcache). Did you also skip the rpm prerequisite? – Anthon Jan 3 '15 at 9:14
  • Have you tried removing your earlier php install from the remi repositories? – Ulrich Schwarz Jan 3 '15 at 9:32
  • I don't need the opcache, @Anthon. I didn't skip the rpm step; I also ran rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm. – Tola Odejayi Jan 3 '15 at 10:12
  • @UlrichSchwarz, ow do I remove the php install from the remi repositories? – Tola Odejayi Jan 3 '15 at 10:12
  • @TolaOdejayi: you can inch your way forward by starting with yum remove php-common, then your yum install php55w will conflict for the next packe, and so on. (FWIW, remi [offers 5.5.20]([remi]()), so I don't know why you're not offered that as an update andhave to switch repositories.) – Ulrich Schwarz Jan 3 '15 at 15:47

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