i'm trying to install a local copy of phpprobid auction software and going round in circles.
installed apache, mysql and php from ubuntu 12.04 repos.
turns out the software requires zend optimizer, which is only available for php 5.2, so added older repo to allow me to install that and removed php 5.3.
zend now working, get to the next stage of auction install and discover i need to install php5-gd which only seems to require php5-common 5.3+
anyone any ideas how i could get these packages to play nice with each other?