Install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 8

This is surprisingly simple if you don’t want to mess around with multiple versions and just switch to 7.4. Run as root:

# dnf -y module reset php
# dnf -y module install php:7.4

Then in my installation a few pecl modules needed to be reinstalled (zip needs the extra step below):

# pecl uninstall imagick && pecl install imagick
# pecl uninstall mcrypt && pecl install mcrypt
# dnf -y install libzip libzip-devel
# pecl uninstall zip && pecl install zip

And finally restart the web server:

# systemctl restart httpd php-fpm

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