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How do I install the GD library on my Droplet?

I have a Droplet running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install the GD library using sudo apt-get install php5-gd and it seemed to install fine. I restarted the Apache2 service, but my image upload script still gives this error:

Call to undefined function imagecreatefrompng()

Are there any additional steps I need to take before the GD library is available to my PHP scripts?

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This question was answered by @jak:

If you’re using a custom php.ini, rather than the default setup, you’ll need to ensure the extension is loaded with a setting like…

extension=gd.so

You can find your php.ini file location that’s in use with a call to php_info()

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