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Q. I'm trying to upgrade my PHP version from 5.2.6 to 5.2.8 using portupgrade command. But I'm getting following errors:

*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/php5.
** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa /tmp/portupgrade.42275.0 env UPGRADE_TOOL=portupgrade UPGRADE_PORT=php5-pcre-5.2.6_2 UPGRADE_PORT_VER=5.2.6_2 make reinstall
---> Restoring the old version
pkg_add: warning: package 'php5-pcre-5.2.6_2' requires 'php5-5.2.8', but 'php5-pcre-5.2.6_2' is installed
** Fix the installation problem and try again.
[Updating the pkgdb
in /var/db/pkg ... - 62 packages found (-0 +1) . done]
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
! lang/php5 (php5-pcre-5.2.6_2) (install error)

How do I fix this problem and upgrade php5-pcre?
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Install PHP 5 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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:
# system-config-package
Now Select PHP (under Web Servers) and install the same.

Test PHP Installation With a Phpinfo page under UNIX / Linux Apache Web Server

How do I test php installation with a phpinfo() page under UNIX / Linux Apache / nginx / lighttpd web server?
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