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I've looked on php.net and ubuntu.com and can not find the relevant documentation.

When I run sudo apt-get install from the terminal it installs PHP 5.3.3, which I am currently using.

If there are binaries available great, if I have to compile them that is fine, if I need to re-install the OS for compatibility that is fine. I just need a path to get to PHP 5.2.4.

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So in the title, you actually mean PHP 5.2.4? Currently reads 2.2.4 –  Joshua Mar 31 '11 at 18:01

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This link might help you:


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Thanks, that is good info. Does not seem like a quick few commands. –  user73919 Apr 6 '11 at 18:07
The real situation is choosing between binaries or going apt-get. I'm not sure either is a bad method. Compiling binaries could be fun :) –  Joshua Apr 6 '11 at 18:15
I need a direct method, the link is cool but it installs based upon Ubutnu version (replaces lucid with karmic), I need to install based upon version number. Either the binary or from source. –  user73919 Apr 11 '11 at 20:52
Found the source files at...php.net/releases/index.php. Found install directions at...thegeekstuff.com/2008/07/…. Need a reference for setting the configuration before running "make" and "make install". –  user73919 Apr 13 '11 at 21:48
The geekstuff.com has 3 tutorials that explain how to install from source Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Went with the default configurations used in the tutorials b.c. I don't have time to research all the different options. Both are working great. This is the best site I've found for Linux and "superuser" type tutorials. Here it is again... thegeekstuff.com/2008/07/… Thanks for the input. –  user73919 Apr 15 '11 at 20:59

PHP 2? or 5?

Try this resource (use google translator, it's in portuguese, still you can clearly see the commands) http://www.vivaolinux.com.br/dica/Instalacao-(downgrade)-PHP-5.2.x-no-Ubuntu-10.04

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