If you have server running Cent OS/Fedora/RHEL, you will noticed that it will use regular rpms of distro to install PHP and to update you have to restrict yourself with distro update of said rpms of PHP, which can be not a major update.
Problem 14: Check digests and signatures against a package? Problem 17: Figure out the installation time of my packages?
Some of the VPS comes without yum installation, so if your server doesnt have yum on Cent OS 5.x, use following my post to install yum.
install atomicrocketturtle repository run following -qa | grep php php-cli-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-gd-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-pdo-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-common-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-imap-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-xml-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-mbstring-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3 php-mysql-5.1.6-23.2.el5_3Updated: php.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-cli.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-common.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-gd.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-imap.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-mbstring.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-mysql.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-pdo.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5php-xml.i386 0:5.2.12-3.el5Complete!
This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features and improvements.
If you would like to know more other cool features of this release, please visit at Google’s Chrome Features.