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GD Library extension not available with this PHP installation.

I need help install GD Library. i was using digitalocean spaces with app platform and i get error “GD Library extension not available with this PHP installation.”

all my config its good in local env and its work but from the app platform its show me that error.

Please help me with it. thanks.

composer.json

"require": {
        "php": "^8.0.2",
        "laravel/framework": "^9.2",
        "league/flysystem-aws-s3-v3": "^3.0",
        "ext-gd": "*",
        .....
    },

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Bobby Iliev
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May 23, 2022
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Once you’ve made the change to the composer.json file, did you also run composer update to update your lock file too?

Besides that, the composer.json looks correct.

Best,

Bobby

alexdo
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October 31, 2022

Hello there,

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.

Something like this should work:

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

Regards

KFSys
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May 23, 2022

Hi @saif0909,

If you are using a standard Droplet, you can install the GD library with yum or apt. What PHP version you need to install the GD library for?

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