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Help Needed: Upgrade Fedora 4 / Apache 2 to PHP 5.2.x from 5.0.4

Help Needed: Upgrade Fedora 4 / Apache 2 to PHP 5.2.x from 5.0.4

I've been testing Joomla as a content manager for the County offices,
and it looks pretty good. Unfortunately, I decided to upgrade it from
the 1.0.13 version to 1.5 as we get ready to go live with the web
site... and the update installation gives an error in XML processing,
which seems (from what I've been able to dredge up in forum
discussions) to stem from a known bug in PHP 5.0.4...

I've seen this same error from a couple of other programs that want to
upload XML data to PHP based server software, too, so I'm inclined to
believe the problem is on the server side and that it has at least
something to do with PHP, i.e. either a bug or at least a setup/config
problem...

So I decided to upgrade the PHP from 5.0.4 to 5.2.4, but I couldn't
find a binary set for Fedora 4, so it has to be compiled.... and I
can't get it to install.

Actually, that's not quite true - I did get it to install with the
base config, but that didn't include some needed stuff (e.g. mysqli),
and when I took the config parameters from the 5.0.4 version (from the
output of aboutphp.php) and tried those with the config build, it
complained about not finding apxs. I don't find apxs anywhere on the
system, so I'm stuck there (as far as building the PHP 5.2.4).

The install docs from php.net call for you to build Apache from
source, which I gather will create apxs as part of the build, but -
having now broken PHP and the blogging and the old Joomla which depend
on it (even phpmyadmin no longer works, because the installed PHP
doesn't include mysqli) - I am really reluctant to continue on and
break httpd also...

Any advice? Is building Apache really the thing to do here, or is
there some other way to add the missing mysql stuff to the new PHP, or
should I keep looking for PHP 5.2.x binaries for Fedora 4, or... what?

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Joel Fireman wrote:
Help Needed: Upgrade Fedora 4 / Apache 2 to PHP 5.2.x from 5.0.4

Any advice? Is building Apache really the thing to do here, or is
there some other way to add the missing mysql stuff to the new PHP, or
should I keep looking for PHP 5.2.x binaries for Fedora 4, or... what?
5.2.x is still in the dev repositories. have a look in
download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/i386/os/Packages/
for one.

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