need JSON extension to install Composer on CentsOS 7 w/ PHP 7
I have a LEMP stack running and I’m working on installing Laravel when I’ve ran into a snag trying to install Composer.
I execute this:
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
and I get this:
Some settings on your machine make Composer unable to work properly. Make sure that you fix the issues listed below and run this script again: The json extension is missing. Install it or recompile php without --disable-json
I recently upgraded PHP to v7.0.14 and didn’t know that JSON wasn’t installed and/or configured, so I attempted to install the extension via
pecl, but is apparently deprecated for PHP v7 in favor of
I’m not use to running CentOS so I’m not sure how to tackle this. how do I install the JSON extension to allow Composer to install?
I realized I followed this guide: DO: Upgrade php7 on centos 7
and I found a json package that worked from the IUS Repository where I got my PHP7 install.
this solved it:
sudo yum install php70u-json
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