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I just downloaded the development release of Drupal8 for testing purpose. When I try to install it shows the following error:

Your PHP installation is too old. Drupal requires at least PHP 5.3.10.

My current php version is 5.3.8. How do I make update only to php? Or do I need to update mysql also?

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, Thomas Ward, Kevin Bowen, Alvar, Basharat Sialvi May 10 '13 at 3:30

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Please do not cross post with other stackexchange sites. Source code can be found here: – Rinzwind May 10 '13 at 1:12
Why not update everything with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ? – Alvar May 10 '13 at 1:16
I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with xampp – pown May 10 '13 at 1:18
@alvar: I tried that but no luck, still having same 5.3.8 – pown May 10 '13 at 1:18
@Rinzwind: I also tried the link you mentioned, no luck yet. It took almost 1hr and the xampp php version is still 5.3.8. – pown May 10 '13 at 3:08
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You could use a ppa to stay up-to-date with php.

 sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get upgrade

How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?

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I did everything as mentioned, after all the update and upgrade I'm getting same old PHP Version 5.3.8 as phpinfo output – pown May 10 '13 at 1:45
@pown sudo apt-get install php5 – Qasim May 10 '13 at 1:48
I already have php5, just I need upgrade. Should I need to do apt-install again?? – pown May 10 '13 at 1:50
sudo apt-get remove php then install it again – Qasim May 10 '13 at 1:53
check there links… <>… all the same – Qasim May 10 '13 at 1:56

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