MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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Not sure if you're posting content from actual support requests, but I did send in this request a couple of days ago. I found when I installed PHP 8.0.1 in MAMP PRO 6.3 that it came with the gd extension, but it wasn't compiled and when I look at phpinfo, it still shows PHP 8.0.0 instead of PHP 8.0.1. I figured out how to manually compile the extension from the official php source but when I added the extension in php.ini, it still wasn't showing up as enabled.
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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cwuensche wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:13 pm Not sure if you're posting content from actual support requests, but I did send in this request a couple of days ago. I found when I installed PHP 8.0.1 in MAMP PRO 6.3 that it came with the gd extension, but it wasn't compiled and when I look at phpinfo, it still shows PHP 8.0.0 instead of PHP 8.0.1. I figured out how to manually compile the extension from the official php source but when I added the extension in php.ini, it still wasn't showing up as enabled.
Thanks for letting us know. This was actually posted by another user before we migrated our forums so I had copied their post here. Let's see what others are saying it was an active topic before I moved forums.
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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mampsupportmod wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:51 am
cwuensche wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:13 pm Not sure if you're posting content from actual support requests, but I did send in this request a couple of days ago. I found when I installed PHP 8.0.1 in MAMP PRO 6.3 that it came with the gd extension, but it wasn't compiled and when I look at phpinfo, it still shows PHP 8.0.0 instead of PHP 8.0.1. I figured out how to manually compile the extension from the official php source but when I added the extension in php.ini, it still wasn't showing up as enabled.
Thanks for letting us know. This was actually posted by another user before we migrated our forums so I had copied their post here. Let's see what others are saying it was an active topic before I moved forums.
Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to let you know that I got it working yesterday by downloading the official PHP 8.0.0.1 source code from PHP.net, going to the extension directory, running phpize on it, running configure on it with the php-config file provided in the MAMP php directory, then running make and make install. There was a bizarre thing happening where MAMP wasn't detecting the new PHP version was installed on the host until I told MAMP to run the same version of PHP 8.0.0.1 on every host instead of having individual versions on each host.
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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Has anyone heard back from MAMP Support on this issue? I know they updated MAMP Pro to fix some issues with PHP 8.x but as of today (Feb 20, 2021) GD is still missing from MAMP 6.3.x.
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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I came across the same issue and due to the responses here being not clear enough, I wrote a tutorial, on how to install GD extension in big Sur, PHP 8.0.0 and MAMP 6.3. I hope you find it useful.
https://zakaria.website/blogs/computer- ... in-mamp-6/
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Re: MAMP 6.3 - PHP 8 is missing PHP GD module

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Has there been any word yet from mamp support regarding the GD Library? I'm using mamp 6.3 /php 8 on a mac (Catalina - scared to upgrade to big sir cause I don't know if it will knock out mamp or not like it did XXAMP). So any word yet? I can see in my phpinfo that it lists who created gd library, but I ran a basic script to ask if gd exists and it generated the following error message:


PHP GD library is NOT installed on your web server
GD support is NOT loaded
GD function support is NOT available

I'm new to all of this and would like to experiment with gd library - so... any word from the MAMP folks yet?
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