| 3:09 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
What Linux distribution and which version is the server running?
The easiest way is to have the server OS updated to a later version of the distribution you are using. Due to the level of integration within Linux distros, it is usually not a good policy to upgrade manually to newer PHP/MySQL versions which would not be supported on the underlying OS version.
| 3:35 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
You could try, as root, these commands:
yum update php
apt-get upgrade php
Odds are one of them will work; if not come back with the output of:
| 6:03 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I tried those commands as root, but I got the following messages.
[root@nisi-lamp ~]# yum update php
-bash: yum: command not found
[root@nisi-lamp ~]# apt-get upgrade php
-bash: apt-get: command not found
[root@nisi-lamp ~]# uname -a
Linux nisi-lamp 2.6.11-6mdk #1 Tue Mar 22 16:04:32 CET 2005 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz unknown GNU/Linux
could you please help about these.
Thanks in advance.
| 11:17 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
This indicates that you might be using the Mandriva distribution: [mandriva.com...] . Mandriva uses the
urpmi command and not
yum (which is for Red Hat/Fedora).
You are probably using version 10.2, which dates from a few years back (2005). Mandriva has release many new versions since then, it is unlikely that you will be able to easily upgrade PHP and MySQL without compiling them manually - and even then matching the dependencies will be a challenge.
So as I said above, you really need an OS upgrade. Is this a dedicated server? Who supplies and manages it?
| 3:18 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
encyclo is right; but if you need a quick fix, try this:
It may, as encylo points out, not work as your operating system is out of date. But it might just manage it... probably safe if it's a dev server but you do need an OS upgrade if it's a live server.