May 22, 2017

Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.2

The assumption for installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.2 tutorial is that you are running as root and have a basic understanding of the software required but if you follow this tutorial you should be able to complete the task successfully.

Install Yum Priorities

For a brief overview on and how to configure Yum Priorities you can follow the instructions outlined in our Install YUM Priorities on CentOS tutorial.

# yum install yum-priorities

Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.2 x86_64

Install the EPEL x86_64 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

Install the IUS x86_64 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/6/x86_64/ius-release-1.0-10.ius.el6.noarch.rpm

Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.2 i386

Install the EPEL i386 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

Install the IUS i386 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/6/i386/ius-release-1.0-10.ius.el6.noarch.rpm

Install yum priorities on CentOS

The Yum Priorities plugin can be used to enforce ordered protection of repositories, by associating priorities to repositories.

The priorities plugin is a useful tool if properly configured, and used with an understanding of the functionality and a recognition of the limitations and potential issues. It can be used in conjunction with the ‘exclude’ and/or ‘includepkg’ options, as well as the ‘enabled=0’ option to disable a repo by default. This can let you choose which packages a less important repo will supersede those of a more important one.

Install Yum Priorities

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