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Updating PHP5 to PHP 5.3.9 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric

Updating PHP5 to PHP 5.3.9 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric

Thanks to Ondřej Surý,  maintainer for some Debian packages, you can have the latest PHP5 maintained by Debian PKG PHP Team in #Ubuntu Oneiric, Natty, Maverick and Lucid.

Currently it is the previous version 5.3.9, but that’s already a lot better than 5.3.6 (Official in #Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric). I did contact Ondřej to ask him for updating the Personal Package Archive to 5.3.10.

Personal Package Archives (PPA) allow you to upload #Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad.

Ondřej Surý’s Personal Package Archives (PPA) is located at

Just run as root the following to use PHP 5.3.9

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I did create an account at just in case I would like to build some packages for #Ubuntu.

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I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.