phpize not found - Fix for Debian and Ubuntu

By Darren Nathanael on Sun, Oct 8, 2023 / Updated at Wed, Feb 14, 2024

I was installing Nextcloud face recognition and came across this roadblock where the command pdlib was not found.

1git clone
2cd pdlib
3phpize <- This not found!
4./configure --enable-debug

-bash: phpize: command not found

The culprit for this issue is usually because of PHP-dev is not installed, check your PHP version using php -v mine is php 8.2

1PHP 8.2.11 (cli) (built: Oct  6 2023 10:11:52) (NTS)
2Copyright (c) The PHP Group
3Zend Engine v4.2.11, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
4	with Zend OPcache v8.2.11, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

So I ran

1apt-get update
2apt-get install php8.2-dev

Once that is complete, phpize should work!


Okay thanks for reading!