Installing laravel on a ubuntu 14.04 droplet

  • Posted on May 24, 2014
  • gj1118Asked by gj1118

Hi , I would wish to install laravel on a ubuntu 14.04 droplet that i have created. For some reason , I keep getting this message "MCrypt PHP extension is required " although i believe i have it already installed. Just to verify I have executed the following commands

  1. sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt (I get the message - php5-mcrypt is already the newest version.)
  2. Just o be very sure I have restarted apache as well… sudo service apache2 restart

Is there something that I am missing? Any pointers would definitely help.


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The article you linked is written for Ubuntu 12.04. On 14.04, you need to enable the mcrypt extension explicitly: <br><pre>sudo php5enmod mcrypt</pre> <br>Once you’ve done that, restart your webserver: <br><pre>sudo service apache2 restart</pre>

Dont worry about it, the conf file is already on etc/php5/mods-available/mcrypt.ini skip that step.

Hi, I’m getting same issue with ubuntu 14.04 and Lampp. I have php5-mcrypt installed but can’t enable it. When I run sudo php5enmod mcrypt its give me this error WARNING: Module mcrypt ini file doesn’t exist under /etc/php5/mods-available

Please help.