Thanks lots man, great reply Took care of my problem!
So, magento was definitely not easy for me to install. However, its important to note that the only actual problem i had with magento was the File.php thing since I’m using php 5.2.5.
Anyways, here’s what I did to solve my problems, in case anyone else is running into them:
I use Fedora 6 and run Plesk 8.2.1
I was getting the php-common error while updating php so I did the following:
wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic.sh |sh
yum install php-xml php-pdo
yum install php-pear
mv /etc/php.ini.rpmnew /etc/php.ini
And I DID NOT have to do this, but some might HAVE to do thi:
mv /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf.rpmnew /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf
PHP was updated fine!
Now I need to update MySQL - time for another few hours of searchign google I guess
At this point I have a decent bit of knowlege with updating linux, so if anyone has similar problems with updating their php version while running plesk, let me know
After I updated everything and replaced File.php like Karl said, everything worked fine.