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php – Install GD library and freetype on Linux

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m trying to use imagefttext. And I need to have GD library and/or freetype installed.
I’m new to this kind of stuffs, How can I install GD library and freetype in Linux ?

How to&Answers:

Installing GD :

For CentOS / RedHat / Fedora :

sudo yum install php-gd

For Debian/ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

Installing freetype :

For CentOS / RedHat / Fedora :

sudo yum install freetype*

For Debian/ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install freetype*

Don’t forget to restart apache after that (if you are using apache):

CentOS / RedHat / Fedora :

sudo /etc/init.d/httpd restart

Or

sudo service httpd restart

Debian/ubuntu :

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Or

sudo service apache2 restart

Answer:

Things are pretty much simpler unless they are made confusing.

To Install GD library in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

To Install Freetype in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev:i386

Answer:

For CentOS:
When installing php-gd you need to specify the version. I fixed it by running:
sudo yum install php55-gd

Answer:

Installing freetype:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install freetype2-demos