A customer of ours was looking to upgrade their php to 5.3.17+ following the guide:
Unfortunately this guide is specifically tailored for CentOS 5 instead of CentOS 6, which really broke the customers dependencies.
when running the command ‘yum upgrade php’ there were getting the following error:
Error: Package: php-common-5.3.29-4.w5.x86_64 (webtatic) Requires: libcurl.so.3()(64bit) Error: Package: php-snmp-5.3.29-4.w5.x86_64 (webtatic) Requires: libnetsnmp.so.10()(64bit) You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest
The first thing to do was to
run a "CREATE IMAGE". Just in case.
sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/webtatic.repo
The file should look like , with enabled=0
[webtatic] name=Webtatic Repository $releasever - $basearch #baseurl=http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/centos/5/$basearch/ mirrorlist=http://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/centos/5/$basearch/mirrorlist enabled=0 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-webtatic-andy
Again, make sure that enabled is now 0. This disables the webtatic repo.
sudo yum install php php-cli php-gd php-mysql php-mbstring
This fixed all their badly borked deps. Then the next step was to get the latest PHP 5 support , and show the customer how to use the correct repository, and even after overcoming the dependency issues, there was a new issue now,
Error: php54w-common conflicts with php-common-5.3.3-46.el6_6.x86_64
Solving this was quite simple too, after an hour or so of research.
Step 1: Make Backup
please make a backup image before carrying out this procedure to ensure you have a roll back point.
Step 2 : Check PHP Packages
yum list installed | grep php
Step 3: Use correct webtatic repository
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm
Step 4: Install yum replace package addin and replace php-common conflicted package with php54w-common
yum install yum-plugin-replace yum replace php-common --replace-with=php54w-common
yum install php54w.x86_64 php54w-cli.x86_64 php54w-common.x86_64 php54w-gd.x86_64 php54w-ldap.x86_64 php54w-mbstring.x86_64 php54w-mcrypt.x86_64 php54w-mysql.x86_64 php54w-pdo.x86_64
I have tested this and it does seem to work. However, again, please make a backup image before carrying out this procedure to ensure you have a roll back point. I also don’t recommend doing it.
Well, it worked, yay
[root@centos6test ~]# php -v PHP 5.4.44 (cli) (built: Aug 9 2015 13:45:34) Copyright (c) 1997-2014 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2014 Zend Technologies