[lug] CentOS and newer packages
kevin at scrye.com
Thu Jan 11 16:50:42 MST 2007
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 15:39:47 -0800 (PST)
horlenkarl at yahoo.com (karl horlen) wrote:
> I'm looking at installing CentOS on a server (seen in
> a previous post).
Excellent. CentOS is a fine os. ;)
> Upon checking out their site, it appears that the
> latest version for DL does not have current php or
> mysql packages that i need to run on my webserver.
Correct. Due to long life cycles and support, version upgrades are very
much avoided once the OS has shipped. Instead for security and serious
bugs, fixes are back ported from the newer versions of software like
mysql and php.
> Can i obtain newer mysql and php packages for the
> current release?
Not from CentOS.
There may be projects that provide their own packages for CentOS
however. I know there are new postgresql packages for CentOS4/RHEL4 for
example from postgresql.
> If so where and how? I'm hoping that I don't have to
> compile them but if so that's ok.
You will need to find them from either the software project themselves
or a 3rd party repository.
> Sorry if these are simple questions but I am new to
Depending on your plans, you may want to look at the CentOS/RHEL 5
beta. That will have newer versions of php and mysql in it when it's
released. I'm not sure if CentOS 5 beta is out yet, but they were
talking about releasing one in december.
Hope that helps,
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