Enable FreeType and recompile PHP on Linux

FreeType library is typically required along with GD library in PHP. This will enable usage of imagettftext() and other functions. Install FreeType Install FreeType library first at OS level. # yum install freetype-devel You have to add the installed path to the PHP configure command.. FreeType will be installed in /usr/include/freetype2 on RHEL. find / -name freetype Enable FreeType in PHP You have to get the configure command first. Use php -i | grep “Configure” command and get the configure command. It will be something like this. ./configure  –prefix=/usr/local/php7 –with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config…

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