PHP php-config is not installed error in ubuntu 16 [How to Solve]


Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTSPHP 7.0.33


When compiling and installing php extensions with php config, it is found that php-config does not exist.

Check whether php-config exists or not?

$ whereis php-config

As above, it returns null, indicating that it does not exist.


This problem occurs because the php-dev package is not installed. You can install it once.

Install php-dev

$ apt-get install php-dev

If php5 is version, run apt-get install php5-dev.

re-check php-config

$ whereis php-config
php-config: /usr/bin/php-config /usr/bin/php-config7.0 /usr/share/man/man1/php-config.1.gz

As shown above, the installation is successful.

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