Question

Installing php decimal entension for laravel app on DO app platform

I created a package that I use in a laravel application that requires ext-decimal to be installed on the machine.

I have ext-decimal in my composer.json file

{
  "require": {
      "php": "^8.1",
      "ext-decimal": "*",
      ...
   }
}

I get this error when I deploy it

incloud/decimal v1.0.6 requires ext-decimal * -> could not be found in any version, there may be a typo in the package name.

I’m not using Dockerfile only composer.json

How can I get ext-decimal installed on the app platform?


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Bobby Iliev
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September 6, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

I think that the problem might be that the ext-decimal is only supported for PHP 7, at least according to this open issue on their official repository here:

https://github.com/php-decimal/ext-decimal/issues/43

It looks like the extension has not been updated in a while, the last commits made to that repository were 3-4 years ago.

Is your local development environment using PHP 8.1 together with ext-decimal?

As the extension has not been maintained lately, it might be best to use an alternative extension or a native PHP function in your package as it might become a problem in the future for other platforms as well.

Best,

Bobby

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