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mcrypt path error for php7.2 cli and nginx
I have updated cli and nginx to use php 7.2 using the follow commands:
sudo apt-get -y install gcc make autoconf libc-dev pkg-config sudo apt-get -y install libmcrypt-dev sudo pecl install mcrypt-1.0.1
sudo bash -c "echo extension=/usr/lib/php/20170718/mcrypt.so > /etc/php/7.2/cli/conf.d/mcrypt.ini" sudo bash -c "echo extension=/usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt > /etc/php/7.2/mods-available/mcrypt.ini"
However when I run:
php -i | grep "mcrypt"
I get the following response:
PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt' (tried: /usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt (/usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), /usr/lib/php/20170718//usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt.so (/usr/lib/php/20170718//usr/lib/php/20190902/mcrypt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0 /etc/php/7.2/cli/conf.d/mcrypt.ini
phpinfo() doesn’t display mcrypt info either, I’m guessing for the same reason.
I’ve tried changing the path in /etc/php/7.2/cli/php.ini; ‘extension_dir’ is actually commented out, but if I uncomment it, whatever I update it to, it gets appended to ’/usr/lib/php/20170718/’.
Why does my system insist on using ’/usr/lib/php/20170718/’ as the path?
How do I get mcrypt working for cli and nginx?
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