GD Library extension not available with this PHP installation

Hi, i was trying to use intervention image on my app, but i can’t and this error is thrown, i tried to modify my composer.json file, to include gd library, but this error is thrown when i do “composer update”.

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you can try, run this command

sudo apt-get install -y php8.1-gd
Bobby Iliev
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March 2, 2023

Hello there,

We’ve had a similar question asked here:

When using PHP apps in the App Platform we recommend using Composer to configure them.

This would allow you to specify GD Library in your composer.json file and have it installed.

If the composer is set to include the GD option then it should pull the image with it enabled. If the composer isn’t an option you can use a Dockerfile instead and have it install the GD library during the build process.

To install PHP GD you would need to use Composer with your app to specify that version. Add the following to your composer.json file and then push it to GitHub:

    "require": {
        "ext-gd": "*"

That way the next time you deploy your app, the GD library will be installed during the build process.

Hope that this helps!



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