Linux systems

As of PHP 7.4.0, in order to use these functions you must compile PHP with zip support by using the --with-zip configure option. Previously, zip support had to be enabled by using the --enable-zip configure option.

As of PHP 5.6.0 a --with-libzip=DIR configure option has been added to use a system libzip installation. libzip version 0.11 is required, with 0.11.2 or later recommended.

As of PHP 7.3.0, building against the bundled libzip is discouraged, but still possible by adding --without-libzip to the configuration. As of PHP 7.4.0, the bundled libzip is removed.


As of PHP 5.3 this extension is built-in. Before, Windows users need to enable php_zip.dll inside of php.ini in order to use these functions.

Installation via PECL

Informație despre instalarea acestei extensii PECL poate fi găsită în capitolul manualului, întitulat Instalarea extensiilor PECL. Informații adiționale, cum ar fi lansări noi, descărcări, fișiere-sursă, informații despre persoana care întreține extensia și istoria schimbărilor poate fi localizată aici: »

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2 years ago
Getting error

  configure: error: Please reinstall the libzip distribution

when compiling this extension for php 7.3?

You need to install the 'libzip' package.

In Dockerfile you would do this like:

# Install zip
RUN apt-get update && \
     apt-get install -y \
         libzip-dev \
         && docker-php-ext-install zip
php dot net at cage dot is
9 months ago
For those of you asking about how to update this within your Dockerfile, the answer seems to be to add to the environment variable like so:

ENV PHP_EXTRA_CONFIGURE_ARGS="--with-apxs2 --disable-cgi --with-zip"
9 months ago
This is how I installed it on my machine (ubuntu):
php 7:

sudo apt-get install php7.0-zip

service apache2 restart
mattcasiro at gmail dot com
2 years ago
If installing this in a Docker image using:
"docker-php-ext-install zip"

you may get an error such as:
"docker-php-ext-install zip returned a non-zero code: 1"
"zip support requires ZLIB"

Docker documentation now suggests this as the proper way to install, to ensure the dependant libraries are installed with it:
# Install zip
RUN apt-get update && \
     apt-get install -y \
         zlib1g-dev \
         && docker-php-ext-install zip
sgalyen at notspamarizona dot edu
1 year ago
In trying to compile PHP 7.4.x on CentOS 7.x I'm running into the dreaded "Package requirements (libzip >= 0.11) were not met"

As the referenced RPM package for lipzip 0.11.2 is a 3rd party (repo named Psychotic Ninja Plus, doesn't exactly inspire faith) I tried to compile from source. 

I was able to find the git sha1 for 0.11.1 and compile successfully - if anyone needs it:

If someone in the know could post the sha1 for 0.11.2, or whatever preferred version of libzip that successfully compiles, I would appreciate it!
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