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Updating PHP on Ubunto via Plesk 8.6

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Hi,

Just got a VPS and need to upgrade PHP to 5.2 (from 5.0.10). I have downloaded Putty - as a side question will this help?

My main question is - how do I upgrade PHP on the OS?
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by:wilson1000
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Sorry, my host said the version was 5.0.10 but i have just pulled this up into the browser from within plesk - it looks like the version is ok??

NameValuePHP_VERSION5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6HTTP_HOST
HTTP_USER_AGENT
HTTP_ACCEPT
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGEen-gb,en;q=0.5HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODINGgzip,deflateHTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSETISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7HTTP_KEEP_ALIVE300HTTP_CONNECTIONkeep-aliveHTTP_REFERER
HTTP_COOKIEvzcpSession=14cc4a4ccd30t7769d9c9;vzcpTicket=14cc4a4ccd30t7769d9c9; vzcpLang=en; frameset_url=;psaContext=domains; vzcpRefreshPeriod=; vzcpTimeZone=; vzcpSkin=silver;phpMyAdmin=14cc4a4ccd30t7769d9c9REQUEST_METHODGETREQUEST_URI/test/php/test.phpREQUEST_TIME1246557019
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<td>PHP_VERSION</td><td>5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6</td>
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by:fmarzocca
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To see which version are you running, open a terminal and type

php5 -v
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by:wilson1000
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OK, so now we have determined the version - how would I initiate an upgrade?
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by:fmarzocca
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That is the current version of php5 into ubuntu 9.04 server. I don't suggest you to manually install a newer version over it.
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by:fmarzocca
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Which version of ubuntu are you running?
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by:wilson1000
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Ubuntu 8.04
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by:fmarzocca
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So, if your version is:

PHP 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.6 with Suhosin-Patch 0.9.6.2

it is the latest version available in ubuntu 8.04

Your first question was: how do I upgrade to PHP 5.2?
You have it.
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by:wilson1000
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Thanx, i want to be able to get an answer to the question otherwise it seems pointless?

Additionally, how can I modify php.ini?
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by:fmarzocca
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I have answered your question..

Question: how can I upgrade to php 5.2
Answer: I have guided you to detect that you already have php 5.2.

I don't understand what else you need.
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by:wilson1000
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I understand what your saying but If someone else searched for an answer to this question they would get it - I take it the set of commands required to run the process is complex?

And regardless, i think i answered it in my first and second replies to this thread. I wanted to give you the chance of completing the question for the points allocation thats all.
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by:wilson1000
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Typo:

* they wouldn't get it
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The stardard way to upgrade a package in Ubuntu is:

sudo apt-get install <package-name>

If you want to install a version different than the one provided by ubuntu, you need to install source and compile it by yourself. There are hundreds of HOW-TOs on compiling source code for LInux.

I will not suggest to install a different version of PHP5 on Ubuntu 8.04, as it will involve a lot of dependencies and will risk to mess up your system.
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by:wilson1000
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Thank you
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