Philipp Schaffner wrote:
> Dear PHP [hard]core expert
> After  "apt-get install php5-dev" on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Hardy Heron)
> with an already existing and functioning PHP5 interpreter "phpinfo()"
> still shows "PHP Version 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6". BUT at the same time
> phpinfo() shows "Build Date: April 17 2009"!
> This seems incongruent to me! PHP 5.2.4 is from the year 2007!!! Which
> version of PHP does my server run now? How can I find out in this
> "mess"? Do I really need to deinstall and reinstall PHP in order to get
> the right version displayed?
> Thank you very much for your brief info about this confusion!
> Philipp Schaffner, Switzerland

What you installed are development (source) files needed to build PHP

$ apt-cache show php5-dev

Version: 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6
Description: Files for PHP5 module development
 This package provides the files from the PHP5 source needed for compiling
 additional modules.

AFAIK you're out of luck on Ubuntu for releases newer than 5.2.4 at the
moment.  Unless you want to add a Debian repository or another third
party one.


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