PHP 5.2.9 is now available within OpenSolaris 2009.06

With upcoming release of OpenSolaris 2009.06 (more specifically with Indiana build 110 or above), PHP runtime has been updated to the latest 5.2.9 release. If you would like to try out the latest runtime, feel free to check out the OpenSolaris 2009.06 preview build 110 or above.

Installing OpenSolaris 2009.06 (preview build)

If you haven't tried OpenSolaris distribution yet, you can pick up the latest OpenSolaris 2009.06 (preview build) ISO image from here.

Upgrdaing OpenSolaris 2008.11 to OpenSolaris 2009.06 (preview build)

If you already use OpenSolaris 2008.11, then you can upgrade to the latest development builds of OpenSolaris 2009.06 by following these instructions :

Open a command line window by selecting Applications->Accessories->Terminal icon.

pfexec pkg set-authority -P -O http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev opensolaris.org

pfexec pkg image-update

pfexec init 6 (this will restart the system)

Assuming you have successfully installed or upgraded OpenSolaris 2009.06 (preview build) - either on bare metal or using one of the virtualization solutions like VirtualBox , now you will need to download PHP runtime from the OpenSolaris repository. As usual, let us do this using the command line window.

Note: OpenSolaris distribution does have a nice GUI to download packages - known as PackageManager - available within System->Administration->PackageManager - from the repository.  Hey - I am command line person.So, I prefer doing this one liner rather than going through some buttons in GUI. Now, if you are a GUI person, you are reading the wrong blog !

Okay, here is the one line that you will need to run from your command line window

[sriramn@sriramn]:sriramn> pfexec pkg install amp

Stay tuned for the list of features added within AMP stack (Apache, PHP and MySQL) for the upcoming OpenSolaris 2009.06 distribution.

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