'Twas brillig, and Alberto García Gómez at 11/08/09 16:05 did gyre and
I want ot upgrade my PHP from 5.1.x to 5.2.x. I want to do using rpm, but any
time that I going to upgrade the rpm request me more dependencies.
How can I configure my rpm (or other command) to automaticly satisfy my
This sounds very much like you are mixing and matching different sources
Linux distributions are not like Windows machines where you can just
install any given application, they are an integrated set of
It is not at all recommended (read: a very bad idea) to install e.g.
RPMs build for one OS version (e.g. RHEL 5.x) on an older version (e.g.
RHEL 4.x). Doing so can cause numerous problems due to compiler
changes/optimisations and small ABI breakages that are incompatible with
the dynamic libraries used etc.
Even if you do pull in all the dependancies when installing a RHEL5
version of PHP on RHEL4 (just an example), it will not necessarily work
for the above reasons.
Similarly, if you do run into problems you will not get any support
(paid or otherwise) for such a setup.
So please don't undertake this upgrade without fully appreciating what
is going on. If you really want to install the RHEL5 version on RHEL4
(again just a random example of a distro), you should download the
source rpms and rebuild them on RHEL4. You may have to rebuild quite a
few dependant packages to get a fully working system.
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