Error: CentOS 5.6 - php53-common conflicts with php-common

You have PHP 5.1.6 installed on CentOS 5.6 and want to update to PHP 5.3 like this:

yum install php53 php53-cli php53-common php53-gd php53-imap php53-intl php53-mbstring php53-mysql php53-odbc php53-pdo php53-pspell php53-snmp php53-xml php53-xmlrpc

The update aborts with the following error:

[[email protected] ~]# yum install php53 php53-cli php53-common php53-gd php53-imap php53-intl php53-mbstring php53-mysql php53-odbc php53-pdo php53-pspell php53-snmp php53-xml php53-xmlrpc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php53.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-cli.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-common.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-gd.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-imap.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: for package: php53-imap
---> Package php53-intl.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-mbstring.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-mysql.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-odbc.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-pdo.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-pspell.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-snmp.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: net-snmp for package: php53-snmp
---> Package php53-xml.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
---> Package php53-xmlrpc.x86_64 0:5.3.3-1.el5_6.1 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libc-client.x86_64 0:2004g-2.2.1 set to be updated
---> Package net-snmp.x86_64 1: set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: for package: net-snmp
--> Running transaction check
---> Package lm_sensors.x86_64 0:2.10.7-9.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: php53-common conflicts php-common
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
php53-common-5.3.3-1.el5_6.1.x86_64 from updates has depsolving problems
  --> php53-common conflicts with php-common
Error: php53-common conflicts with php-common
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: package-cleanup --problems
                        package-cleanup --dupes
                        rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
The program package-cleanup is found in the yum-utils package.
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Enable the Epel and IUS repositories on your system.

For 64bit systems, you can find the correct packages here:

For 32bit systems, the correct packages are here:

After you have found out the correct links for the Epel and IUS rpm packages, you can install them like this:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

Then import the GPG keys for both repositories:

rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/IUS-COMMUNITY-GPG-KEY

Install the yum-plugin-replace package:.

yum install yum-plugin-replace

You can now replace your PHP 5.1.6 packages with the PHP 5.3 packages from IUS like this:

yum replace php --replace-with php53u

You can search for further php53u packages like this:

yum search php53u

If you find php53u packages that you'd also like to install, pick them from the search result list and install them as follows:

yum install php53u-pear php53u php53u-cli php53u-common php53u-devel php53u-gd php53u-mbstring php53u-mcrypt php53u-mysql php53u-pdo php53u-soap php53u-xml php53u-xmlrpc php53u-bcmath php53u-pecl-apc php53u-pecl-memcache php53u-snmp

Check your PHP version afterwards - it should display 5.3:

php -v
[[email protected] ~]# php -v
PHP 5.3.6 (cli) (built: Aug 11 2011 23:42:10)
Copyright (c) 1997-2011 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2011 Zend Technologies
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Finally restart your web server. For Apache, this can be done as follows:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart
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I was also facing same kind of problem, and I got the problem.

I have just checked that I have installed php through yum which has installed php5.1.6, because of which when I was trying to install php53-gd, it was conflicting with the php-common. I have checked with the below command for install php modules:
rpm -qa | grep -i php
and after that I have removed all the modules using yum remove, and then installed php53-gd, which worked like a charm for me.
below are the commands, I have used

rpm -qa | grep -i php
yum remove php
yum remove php-cli
yum remove php-pdo
yum remove php-common
yum install php53-gd

This installed in /usr/lib64/php/modules/, i have just modiflied the php.ini file with enabling gd by adding below line below the line : ;extension=php_gd2.dll


Finally I restarted the apache and it works for me.

By: Alejandro El Salvador

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By: Hmmm

I get this:

WARNING: Unable to resolve all providers: ['config(php-common)', '', 'php-dbase', 'php-mime_magic', 'config(php-pdo)', 'php-pcntl', 'config(php)', 'config(php-mysql)', 'config(php-mbstring)', 'config(php-gd)', 'config(php-ldap)', 'config(php-imap)']

I am on CentOS 5.9, 32-bit, running PHP 5.1.6 with all the current patches applied.

By: Anonymous

Thanks for the post!. Helped me a lot!

By: Anonymous

Thanks a lot for the great help.


By: Chris Worthington

AWESOME GUIDE! I kept struggling with this and your guide got me running.

The one difference was that php53 is php55w on my system, not u. 

By: Sean

Failed dependencies: epel-release = 5 is needed by ius-release-1.0-14.ius.el5.noarch

 package epel-release-6-8.noarch is installed

What IUS do I need?

Also: our problem is we run php-fpm55, but somehow php-common libraries are at 5.3: what to do? dont think I can just yum erase 5.3 and yum install 5.5 common