The official Red Hat yum repository does not provide the latest version of often used software. In particular, the MySQL database is still version 5.0 whereas it is already 5.5 in the official MySQL database.
Certainly you can download the RPM from the MySQL official website and do your own installation. That’s what I did, but the problems comes when I need to install the php-mysql package on my server.
So I searched in the Internet, and finally found a post here. It directly me to a yum repository with plenty of updated packages.
- Download and install the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux), from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
- Download and install the REMI, from http://rpms.famillecollet.com/
- Enable the REMI repository, by changing the enable flag from 0 to 1 in configuration file /etc/yum.repos.d/
That’s it! Now you can try perform yum search to find our package =D