Getting RPM added to REPO [closed]

asked 2015-11-18 06:30:04 -0500

Here's the problem: I have: CentOS 6.7 Apache 2.2.15 PHP 5.4.42

I need to install two packages - php-mcrypt & php-soap, but the versions for my php aren't in epel6 repo

I've tried getting the rpm's but just get endless problems with dependencies etc.

I seems to be stuck with "downgrading" php to 5.3.3 --- don't even know if this is possible!

I do remember 'upgrading' php on this box ages ago, so obviously did that for a reason so I've no idea what trying to downgrade will break - this box hosts about 30 clients / websites so not really an option to take any risks with it!

So my question is: Is it possible to request a package to be added to a repo (php-mcrypt & php-soap 5.4.42)? IF NOT Does anyone have any suggestions on a workaround?

I have a few client requests for these two packages so really would like to get them on but at this stage I've hit a wall with how to do it

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by sideburns
close date 2015-11-18 12:16:16.183561


Hello @graphicomputer, as you see this forum is for Fedora... why don't you try in a forum for your own operating system?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-11-18 07:52:46 -0500 )edit

There's a few things you should know: (especially before taking money for this kind of work!)

  1. CentOS and Fedora are different. This site is for Fedora.
  2. EPEL does not provide any packages that are already in RHEL.
  3. CentOS carries packages from RHEL.
  4. Don't get hung up on minor versions. The major versions of packages are stable in CentOS and almost always can be updated to the next minor version or release.

I'm not confident that it will provide what you need, but provides newer versions of php and httpd packages, among others, for RHEL derivatives.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-18 07:53:14 -0500 )edit

For slightly more relevant help you can try , as Fedora is similar to centos but runs much newer packages anyway (e.g. PHP version 5.6.15), and also now uses DNF instead of yum. CentOS etc have older packages that are known to be stable, so aren't always up to date because of that. Wherever you decide to leave your question, could please you list the installed PHP packages (using sudo yum list php at a guess), and try and find where you installed them from (it should show up vaguely in the yum list, otherwise check the repos in /etc/yum.repos.d.

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2015-11-18 09:12:39 -0500 )edit

If you use the 'contact us' links from the epel repo website, you are brought here - I didn't make these links, just followed them - this is the reason for posting the question here...

so maybe the question should be - why does the contact us link in the repo direct here if that's not the correct thing to do?

graphicomputer gravatar imagegraphicomputer ( 2015-11-20 08:33:45 -0500 )edit

Can you provide a link, @graphicomputer?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-21 17:12:23 -0500 )edit