PHP 5.4 woes on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
So I was having an issue on a VPS I rent that it was on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. They seem to have a different idea of what LTS means then what seems reasonable. Having your packages available for 5 years isn't something I'm waiting for, I can also still get Debian Buzz with no issues so that's not an argument. What I want is -support- for -updates- on an -existing- platform. Luckily, I don't have to travel far to the Ubuntu team to slap some sense in them because luckily people run their own PPA's that do compile software for existing OS installs.
However, I kept running into an issue that most posts and gists kept referring to PPA's that no longer supported Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid by now... Found a few PPA's but they named their packages like php54 and libapache2-mod-php54 which causes Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid with Plesk installed to throw you a giant headache cause it wants to remove Plesk specific packages (cause it's only compatible with libapache2-mod-php5 and php5)