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Old 02-23-2010, 07:14 PM
"Marti, Robert"
 
Default Is RHEL ES5 really users older versions of Apache and PHP compared to FC7?

Were the bug fixes backported? If not the ius community repository
has 5.2.9 if it's required.

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On Feb 23, 2010, at 14:09, "Rob Tanner" <rtanner@linfield.edu> wrote:

>
>
>
> On 2/23/10 11:23 AM, "Eugene Vilensky" <evilensky@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> It looks like the old Fedora Core distro included much more recent
>>> versions
>>> of Apache and PHP than does the current Redhat distro. Both
>>> systems are up
>>> to date.
>>>
>>> Can anyone explain that?
>>
>> Hi Rob,
>>
>> The stability of package versions after release is in many ways the
>> 'core' of what Red Hat Enterprise Linux is about. They will be
>> somewhat aligned with a given version of Fedora at the time a version
>> of RHEL was branched, but mostly frozen.
>>
>> RHEL5 at the time was mostly aligned with Fedora Core 6.
>>
>> [This doesn't exclude feature updates during the first phase of the
>> 7-year life cycle:
>> http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/ ]
>>
>> [Red Hat takes care of security updates for older versions. This
>> provides the stability that enterprises look for. It does make
>> running some modern web apps a bit harder...]
>
> And it looks like I'm going to have that exact problem. We use a
> CMS called
> ModX and apparently it runs on PHP 5.1.1 and above except 5.1.6.
> There are
> apparently some serious bugs in the PDO layer (functional, not
> security
> issues) that cause serious problems with ModX which makes heavy use
> of the
> PDO components in PHP.
>
> Is there like a BETA repository or something like that where I can
> get and
> install 5.2 or am I going to have to remove PHP entirely and build
> from
> source?
>
>
>
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