Recently (i.e. two days ago) I contacted DH support in regards as to whether they'd be upgrading PHP 5 to 5.2 (which is the current stable release I believe).
They replied that they are thinking about it but will probably only be in a few months. I could wait that long, but there are a couple of new features that I would like to take advantage of.
So, they showed me the wiki page, http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Installing_PHP5#Compiling_a_Customized_PHP_5
Now, I don't know anything about Unix systems or shells or any of that kind of stuff, but I did find those steps and the commands relatively easy to understand.
However, when I ran the "installscript", it ended giving me long lines of code (something like -gcc DHAVE_CONFIG blablabla) and finishing with Killed (I'm not sure exactly what it was, but I'll try again tomorrow and post it if it's needed). I know the installscript is supposed to end with "---------- INSTALL COMPLETE! ----------", so seeing as it didn't I did not continue and merely removed the files and folders it created.
Anyone have any ideas what might be causing this?
I don't want to contact support seeing as the wiki mentions support for those instructions is not provided by the DH tech support...
If needed I'll test it again tomorrow and post how it ends.
Thanks in advance.