Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CentOS php-common during updating PHP 5.2.13 version trouble

I went stumble with this php-common package which errs when I tried to install the PHP 5.2.13 version.

So what I did, I do the command

yum whatprovides php-curl
And the result gives me the following lines below:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* addons: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
* base: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
* extras: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
* turbopanel-base: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
* turbopanel-centos5: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
* update: p3plmirror02.prod.phx3.secureserver.net
addons | 951 B 00:00
addons/primary | 201 B 00:00
base | 2.1 kB 00:00
base/primary_db | 1.6 MB 00:00
extras | 1.1 kB 00:00
extras/primary | 107 kB 00:00
extras 325/325
turbopanel-base | 951 B 00:00
turbopanel-base/primary | 72 kB 00:00
turbopanel-base 494/494
turbopanel-centos5 | 951 B 00:00
turbopanel-centos5/primary | 2.1 kB 00:00
turbopanel-centos5 8/8
update | 1.9 kB 00:00
update/primary_db | 463 kB 00:00
php-common-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3.i386 : Common files for PHP
Repo : base
Matched from:
Other : php-curl

php-common-5.1.6-24.el5_4.5.i386 : Common files for PHP
Repo : update
Matched from:
Other : php-curl

php-common-5.3.2-1.i386 : Common files for PHP
Repo : installed
Matched from:
Other : Provides-match: php-curl

Indeed, I do have 5.3.2--the latest PHP release, as of this posting--but I do need yet 5.2 version because of incompatibilities with the code which has done thru a rigorous testing.

Since php-common has (-) dash inside the string, so I issue this command to remove the package php-common

yum remove php*5*3*
My main purpose of removing it was that, I installed the PHP 5.3 which is not the needed version of PHP I want, and php-common confuses the installation/update, indeed backward installation.

After this, installing PHP by issuing the command
yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=webtatic --exclude=php*5.3* install php

installs everything that I need. Notice the repository named "webtatic", I installed this repo from it's website, or read this link how did I grab it or you can also try this repo from remi

Issuing the command

php -v


PHP 5.2.13 (cli) (built: Feb 28 2010 16:22:50)
Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
Hope this makes helpful.

1 comment:

Josh said...

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