What I did was, I had the remi repo installed, and and installed mysql-server, mysql, libmysql, and many php-*, like php-pdo,php-mysql etc. So I wanted to revert to the base repo for these. So I removed the remi repo. And uninstalled all of theses packages, and reinstalled them using the yum coming from the base repo.
I installed php 5.3.13 x64 from the remi repo on a CentoOS 5.6 server. It runs fine but using the apache2hanndler. I want to run it with php-fpm. So, I installed php-fpm but it doesn't work. I have always enabled the apache2handler and my phpinfo() shows that the php isn't configured with
I'd use the IUS Community repo if you have to use an external repo at all. They have php 5.4 and their packages are regularly updated for security fixes. However, just like REMI and unlike Red... [by TrevorH]