Solved Adding mcrypt extension
I need to add the mcrypt extension to a Lamp 7.4 app.
mcrypt was no longer included with PHP since PHP 7.2
I'm presuming I would have to create a custom app to add it to a Lamp 7.4 install. Please confirm or tell me otherwise.
subven last edited by
Have you tried installing it on your own? Please see Lamp App - Installing custom PHP extensions
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.
@nebulon Thanks. I guess this is my chance to create my first custom app.
Shai last edited by Shai
@nebulon I think it would be helpful to mention in the "Installing custom PHP extensions" portion of the docs that pecl extensions are not supported. It would have saved me some time and frustration.
robi last edited by
@nebulon you just run the update command(s)