Q. I saw your earlier article about how to install PHP 5 under Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4. But I’m using Red Hat enterprise Linux 5 and I don’t want to mess up with old version instructions. Is there a way that I can install PHP5 under RHEL 5 without using source rpm?
A. Redhat Enterprise 5 supports PHP version 5 out of box. You can install PHP 5 using any one of the following method:
Method #1: Download and install php 5 from RHN
Type the following command to install php 5:
# yum install php
You may also want to install Apache and other php 5 extensions:
# yum install httpd php-gd php-mysql
Method #2: CD/DVD
Mount CD/DVD rom and use rpm command to install PHP5:
# rpm -ivh php*
Method #3: Use GUI package manager
Type the following command to start GUI package manager:
Now Select PHP (under Web Servers) and install the same.