I am currently trying to upgrade our current 2.4 Moodle to the latest 2.7 however this currently fails due to our server only having PHP 5.3.17 and not the required 5.4. I have asked our 'server guy' to upgrade this and he has informed me that our Operating System (Suse Linux) doesn't support PHP 5.4. First of all is this correct and if so what can we do to get around this major problem?? It seems strange to me that Moodle would require a version of PHP that current Operating Systems can't use but then maybe our version of Linux isn't very good (i must admit here that I have limited knowledge of Linux platforms so please forgive me).
Any help or advice would be very greatly appreciated.