Question: I was trying to compile PHP 7.4.3 from the source with GD library support. Unfortunately, the configure script failed with the following errors:
If configure fails try --with-jpeg-dir=<DIR> configure: error: libpng.(a|so) not found. configure: error: libjpeg.(a|so) not found. configure: error: freetype-config not found. configure: error: recode not found
libpng not found error, you need to install
libpng-devel packages. Similarly, install the rest of the packages as shown below.
yum install libpng yum install libpng-devel yum install libjpeg yum install libjpeg-devel yum install freetype yum install freetype-devel yum install recode yum install recode-devel
Once the above-said packages are installed, the PHP configure script ran successfully. Also, read solutions for other errors while compiling PHP from source.