I followed the instructions Lamp App - Installing custom PHP extensions. I was not able to get mcrypt installed that way.
Mcrypt is a pecl extension. Pecl is installed. In the app terminal I ran
pecland it returned
Failed loading /app/data/mcrypt/mcrypt.c: /app/data/mcrypt/mcrypt.c: invalid ELF header.
If I run
pecl install mcrypt
Failed loading /app/data/mcrypt/mcrypt.c: /app/data/mcrypt/mcrypt.c: invalid ELF header WARNING: channel "pecl.php.net" has updated its protocols, use "pecl channel-update pecl.php.net" to update Cannot install, php_dir for channel "pecl.php.net" is not writeable by the current user root@4b54a6f7-bd10-4898-a1a8-6c13ffb94a11:/app/data#
@Shai the lamp package is currently not setup to deal with pecl extension installation, various required paths are read-only in the app, so this will currently not work.
Not sure if this is something we should support from an app package perspective or as mentioned the better way is to create a custom app. Main concern for me is, how there things get updated/recompiled when we push an lamp update as such.