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    Upgrade PHP to latest version on Redhat Linux machine?

    Having used a shared server to host sites for a while (and had the latest version of PHP automatically installed for me), I now have my own dedicated Redhat Linux / Apache server and am responsible for updating PHP myself, as and when I deem it necessary.

    Due to the recent security hole discovered in many older versions of PHP, it would seem that now would be a good time.

    My questions are:
    1. Would I be correct in saying that there's no such thing as an 'upgrade' in the sense that to 'upgrade' PHP, you're actually reinstalling the latest version completely over the old one?
    2. Does anyone know of any nice, cuddly, online 'idiots guides' to helping someone like myself install the latest version of PHP (with mod_ssl) on my server?

    Thanks for your advice.
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    1. Would I be correct in saying that there's no such thing as an 'upgrade' in the sense that to 'upgrade' PHP, you're actually reinstalling the latest version completely over the old one?
    Yes.
    2. Does anyone know of any nice, cuddly, online 'idiots guides' to helping someone like myself install the latest version of PHP (with mod_ssl) on my server?
    http://www.esensualstudios.com/linux.html. Not exactly cuddly, but it gives you all of the configure flags and editing directions.

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    Thanks for your help. I'm gathering hints and tips from as many sources as I can right now. I'm sure (or at least I hope) it's really quite easy once you've done it once or twice. It's just that I've got 40+ clients sitting on my server, and I'm not about to rush into an upgrade without feeling confident that what I do will not bring 40+ web sites down.

    Thanks again. Any additional links, help etc. would be welcome.
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    Why not just use Up2date? You can also manually grab the latest php fix and just install those RPMs.

    http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2002-035.html


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