vincej
4 months ago
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Laravel

How the heck do you install php extensions onto Windows.

Posted 4 months ago by vincej

I'm taking a windows laptop on holiday and I want to take my work with me. Yes, I am stupid.

There are a whole bunch of extensions you have to add to php.ini as given in the install instructions eg Mbstring, Jso, ctype etc etc.

I have Googled all the responses. No, the extension is not commented out in the php.ini file. No, just putting extension=MBstring just gives a "can not find" error when updating composer. Same deal, if you put, extension=php_Mbstring.dll

I have Googled "Windows install php extension" and you get no more info than what I just presented here.

So, what is the secret to getting these little buggers installed on windows? Many thanks !

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