[TriLUG] CentOS status
jbroome at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 10:43:17 EDT 2009
Michael Kimsal wrote:
> Depends on what your needs are. I looked at centos 5.3 for a new server the
> other day - primarily a LAMP setup - and was rather shocked that PHP 5.1.3
> was the version that comes with centos 5.3. I understand that centos
> mirrors RHEL, and RHEL is a 'conservative' distro. However, 5.2 came out in
> Nov 06, and centos 5.3 came out in April - 2.5 years later. If they can't
> keep the software I need moderately up to date, it's not viable.
> For some purposes, I might be "viable", but as I said it depends on what
> your needs are. If you need a LAMP server with moderately up to date
> packages, it's not a serious option (obviously, imo).
RPMs for more up to date versions of PHP are available on the web with a
little bit of the googling.
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