I’m going to need to roll a version of PHP 5 with gd-enabled. As I look at this: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Installing_PHP5, the latest instructions are for 5.2.5. We’ll be upgrading to squeeze so that comes with 5.3.3 and the latest PHP version is 5.3.8.
Will the instructions for 5.2.5 work with 5.3.3?
How about with 5.3.8?
Do I have to look up the versions of all the depending libraries to see which match with the version of my choice?
All of this makes me wonder if using a package manager might solve all of these issues. Has anyone tried to use aptitude to install php5 (with custom flags turned on)?
How would I use aptitude to do this? Specifically how can I tell aptitude to turn on certain flags when it builds php5?