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Installing php 5.3.5/5.3.6 on Ubuntu Maverick/Lucid

Latest Version for PHP 5.3 on Ubuntu is just PHP 5.3.3. This is not so good, if you want to have some of the plenty bugfixes which will be shipped with a later version.

If you want to upgrade to 5.3.5 (5.3.6 support may come later), you can use this inofficial ppa by the nginx user at launchpad:

https://launchpad.net/~nginx/+archive/php5.

For ubuntu maverick just create a file:

$ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php5-ppa.list

with the contents

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/php5/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/php5/ubuntu maverick main

and run:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Now you have php-5.3.5 installed on your ubuntu box! Have fun.

In linux, php, ubuntu by @ 14 Apr 2011

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