How to install Zip Extension for PHP 7.4 on CentOS 8

I’ve installed the php 7.4 on new system CentOS 8 but I’ve discovered that the ZIP extension is missing or not installed so I don’t know how to install with the new commands belongs to CentOS 8.

These steps I’ve done before:

> dnf module list php

# ---- OUTPUT ---- #	
php                         7.2 [d][e]                        common [d], devel, minimal                        PHP scripting language
php                         7.3                               common [d], devel, minimal                        PHP scripting language
php                         7.4                               common [d], devel, minimal                        PHP scripting language

> dnf module reset php

> dnf module enable php:7.4

> dnf module update php:7.4

> shutdown –r now


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Success with command php-zip only without version to install from new CentOS 8 AppStream

Thanks @alexdo

> dnf install php-zip

Last metadata expiration check: 3:50:20 ago on Sun 05 Sep 2021 05:09:48 PM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                         Architecture              Version                                                   Repository                    Size
 php-pecl-zip                    x86_64                    1.18.2-1.module_el8.3.0+396+9a0d79d6                      appstream                     55 k
Installing dependencies:
 libzip                          x86_64                    1.6.1-1.module_el8.3.0+396+9a0d79d6                       appstream                     64 k

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September 5, 2021

Hello, @HadyShaltout

You can follow our tutorial on How To Install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) Stack on CentOS 8

To enable the EPEL repository for centOS 8

dnf install

To install zip and other necessary extensions:

  1. dnf install php74-zip

After the installation is finished, you’ll need to restart the Apache webserver in order to enable the PHP module:

  1. sudo systemctl restart httpd

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

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