Thank you for your reply. However, yum has been anything BUT my friend as of recently. It's been about a week now that I've been trying to setup a LAMP server. I've tried yum, isolated rpm files, building files from source, etc.. Everything has led me into dependency hell in one way or another. Ideally, I'd like MySQL version 5.5+ and PHP version 5.3.6 +.. The farthest I've gotten is a server using MySQL and PhP, unable to communicate between the two because of an Error 2002 issue. I know about the php-mysql package but this was outdated, etc. I then proceeded to hack up the server to try and fix this and I ended up with a box that can no longer serve PHP pages...
So here's where I'm at:
I wiped the old, semifunctional versions off my disk.
I have a fresh, clean CentOS 5 install.
I'd like to use IUS repositories so I can get the newest versions of everything, right from the start.
Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.