Oct 4, 2011
tom

installing php/apache from source

Question

I’ve just made a new instance via AWS EC2 – opting for the most recent stable release of ubuntu – 11.04. I now need to install the latest versions of PHP and Apache. I’ve run an apt-get update etc..

Unfortunately I require an even newer version of PHP – which isn’t available via apt-get.

I’ve tried compiling php 5.3.8 via source, but I’ve had lots of problems.

My question is, should I continue down this route? Or is there an alternative? I’ve seen posts on here about alternative repository lists.. Can someone point me in the right direction, that would be a massive help! thanks

Answer

Take a look at dotdeb repository.

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