Nextcloud HEIC support

HEIC support will not work on Nextcloud. I followed the tutorial for deploying a nextcloud server on an Ubuntu 18.04 droplet. Everything works well; I can access it through the web and the app. The functonality is there, aside from one issue. I cannot get the HEIC support to work. I keep getting the error “the library imagick is not available”. I found a few other tutorials and tried to install, reinstall and update imagick. I thought it went fine. When I do the GREP command it shows it there. The last step appears to be my issue. I cannot restart apache2. It says there is no service available. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hello, @adamSnorkler

Have you completed the initial server configuration by following this tutorial?

You can also check on the status of the apache2 service using systemctl:

  1. sudo systemctl status apache2

The same article covers the PHP installation, but you can also check articles like:

Have you installed Imagick as PHP extension during the PHP installation? What happens when you execute the following commands on the server?

  1. php -i | grep -i imagick
  1. php -m | grep imagick

Can you share the output? Also what you can do is to create an info.php file. You can create a file named info.php (the name doesn’t really matter) and put the following content in the file:

  1. <?php
  2. phpinfo();

You can then check which is the configuration file - php.ini that is currently used and so we can edit it. You can also check this with the PHP -i command again:

  1. php -i | grep -i php.ini

Then you can edit the listed php.ini and add the following line:


Note that this line can already exist there but might be commented out, e.g listed like this: ;extension=imagick

If that is the case just remove the ; and save the php.ini file.

Once this is done you can restart the Apache server and check again.

  1. sudo service apache2 restart

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex