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How to make PHP recognize GD2 and PSpell?

Posted on 2009-03-31
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Hi All,

Sorry if this has already been answered, but I couldn't find a solution anywhere.

My problem is that I am trying to load the GD2 library on Windows Server 2003 using IIS 7 and PHP 5.2.8. Here is what I have tried already (rebooting after everything, of course):

-downloaded php_gd2.dll file and placed in extensions folder
-in php.ini, uncommented "extension = php_gd2.dll"

That didn't work. When I check the phpinfo, it doesn't recognize GD exists at all (no section labeled "gd" like there usually is). The loaded php.ini file is C:\Program Files\PHP\php.ini, which is the one I am modifying.

I also tried to install the GD2 extension via the Windows Control Panel by modifying the PHP installation. That also didn't work.

I then tried to copy the dll file to the Windows\System32 folder. No go.

I have tried all of these steps for the PSpell support as well, but nothing shows up in the phpinfo.

Does anyone have something else to try? I appreciate any help!
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cj_1969 earned 500 total points
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From what I am reading it looks like you might have a path issue.
Read this page ... http://us2.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.extensions.php

PHP5 by default searches for extension is the root of the php directory, not the extensions subdirectory within that.  It appears that you can modify this behaviour in the php.ini file.

There are also steps on the page I reference for installing numerous add-ons to php and any additional dlls that are needed by those packages.
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by:twizziweb
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Thanks for your reply. I already reinstalled PHP manually and got it to work. You won't catch me ever trying to use the msi installer for PHP again!
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