I am trying to install Drupal 8.0.5 on Apache 2.4.6 on CentOS 7, with PHP 5.6.19. I get an error that PHP extensions are disabled. The detail I get is that it pertains to "gd."
I have installed, with yum install these packages: gd, gd-devel, php-gd, php-pdo php-mbstring, php-xml.
I have installed various other packages. I have no reason to think that PHP gd extensions have not been enabled. They've certainly been installed. I've restarted Apache services and MariaDB services. I've rebooted the sever.
I reinstalled Drupal and PHP. I created a php.ini file with "extension=gd.so" as the content.
What should I do to get Drupal working for the first time? I have never done this before. How do I enable the PHP Extensions? Or is the message false? If it is, what should I do?
Main problem (circular dependencies that can never be fulfilled): To ensure that I have the correct versions of the packages, I tried to install php56-php-common-5.6.19-2.fc24.remi.x86_64.rpm. But I get an error that it requires php56-php-pecl-jsonc(x86-64). To handle this requirement, I tried to install this package. I then tried to install php56-php-pecl-jsonc-1.3.9-1.el7.remi.x86_64.rpm. But I got an error that I needed php56-php(zend-abi). This package seems to be the php56-php-common one above. When I search for php56-php(zend-abi), I get brought to this URL: https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=php56-php%28zend-abi%29
What should I do?