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I want to upgrade php from 5.3.6 to 5.4 on ubuntu 11.10

According to some tutorials I did:

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get upgrade

I also tried to remove php and install it again but I still have 5.3.6

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closed as off topic by Oli May 9 '13 at 10:55

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A few things:

  • This PPA does not carry a Oneiric version of PHP. That's why installing it doesn't do anything.

  • 11.10 is unsupported as of today. It's no longer going to get security updates, leaving it vulnerable. I strongly recommend upgrading to 12.04 which will be supported until April 2017.

  • You'll need to install the PPA after you've upgraded to 12.04 (which still ships 5.3.x) but it should work then.

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