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Doc Bug #79456 Imagick PECL extension Requirements docs incomplete
Submitted: 2020-04-07 16:45 UTC Modified: 2020-04-07 22:28 UTC
From: teo8976 at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: debian
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2020-04-07 16:45 UTC] teo8976 at gmail dot com
From manual page:

The ONE thing I expect from this page is to tell me what are the requirements in order to install this pecl extension.

It says "PHP >= 5.1.3 and ImageMagick >= 6.2.4 is required.", hence I should be able to assume that, if I have those, I have all that is needed.

Not so.

I followed the generic installation instructions at and I got the error:

error: not found. Please provide a path to MagickWand-config or Wand-config program.

I had to google it to find out the answer on that I needed to install these:

sudo apt-get install libmagickwand-dev libmagickcore-dev

This should have been in the Requirements page.


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 [2020-04-07 22:28 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2020-04-07 22:28 UTC]
You tried to compile the extension and not install it, therefore needing the dev packages is expected.
A command to install this extension on Ubuntu using the APT package manager would be:

sudo apt-get install php-imagick

which will install the extension.
We cannot provided instruction for how to install extensions as it depends by distribution.
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