I followed this tutorial for upgrading my droplet with a LEMP stack to PHP7:
However, I’ve since realised that GD Library isn’t running, as it wasn’t included with the standard PHP installation. Testing it on a Wordpress install on my droplet, the image uploads, but no other sizes are created. I’ve since found this question:
…which details using
apt-get to install
php-gd for PHP7, but I can’t find anything that works for
yum. I am pretty new to server setups so I’m stumbling around in the dark a bit here.
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I should have paid more attention to the naming convention - even though I couldn’t find GD Library in IUS’s package list, it is there. I just ran:
sudo yum install php70u-gd
It wasn’t until I tried grabbing a list of all installed PHP packages that I noticed the naming convention was probably key. If anyone is curious about their own installation, you can run:
yum list installed *php*
I have it installed on my centos 7 droplet, currently running php 7.1.5
Package name is php71w-gd
I’m using the Webtatic repo: https://webtatic.com/packages/php71/
After some struggle trying to get the package right for centos it wound up being: yum install php-gd
The other packages are not available any more.