Upgrade PHP 5.3.x to 5.4.11 in UBUNTU 12.04

Recently I was just curious about what’s coming with PHP’s latest release. I am using 5.3.10 in my UBUNTU PC since long time. Now I need to update my PHP 5.3.10 to 5.4.11 (according to php.net it is the latest stable release of PHP). I am using UBUNTU 12.04 LTS. So I am now writing this post what was tested on this OS. I was just installed Apache2 and PHP5 on my PC. Now I am just writing about how to upgrade my PHP. It’s pretty simple task I used.

Step 1
  • First run the following program to update and upgrade all of your stuffs in your linux operating system.
sudo apt-get update

It will update your software list and then type the following command to upgrade your system.

sudo apt-get upgrade

Now all of your stuffs are upgraded. Now add package repository by typing the following command.

Step 2
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5

But remember, it will not upgrade your PHP to it’s latest release. I don’t know why but I saw a error like The following package will be as like it was...

Step 3

It’s the final step. Now you need to run this command to finally upgrade your PFP distribution.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And now your PHP will start upgrading to it’s latest stable release. Happy PHP-ing.

Shaharia is a professional software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the relevant fields. Digital ad certified, cloud platform architect, Big data enthusiasts, tech early adopters.

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