How to upgrade LAMP Stack PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4

August 28, 2014 3.7k views

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-centos-6

I followed the tutorial above, However I need php 5.4 and not 5.3
How would I upgrade

Yum update php
and yum update does nothing.

2 Answers

In order to upgrade to a newer version of PHP in CentOS 6, you'll need to enable some external repositories, EPEL and Remi. You can download the repositories' information and enable them with:

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

You can then upgrade PHP with:

yum upgrade --enablerepo=remi php

@asb YOU SAVED MY LIFE IN LESS THAN 3 MIN.

Thankfully updating my PHP version was as simple as running you suggested commands!

Thank you very much for your help.
I can confirm this works :)

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