I have a problem with php5 extension mcrypt.

The command

php5 -m | grep mcrypt



But during openCart install I see extension mCrypt not installed.

I've restarted apache with:

sudo service apache2 restart

And also tried:

sudo service apache2 reload

Any suggestions? Thanks.

UPDATE: I will try to describe from start:

sudo apt-get purge php5-mcrypt && sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt

Than, I've added links and edited mcrypt.ini, from this topic:


I've executed:

sudo php5enmod mcrypt

And currently i see output for:

php5 -m | grep mcrypt



As far as I understand - its installed. But I still dont see it during installation of opencart.

I'm not php guru, but my phpinfo() function shows mcrypt module is in 'modules authors' section - is this a proof its installed?

Are there any steps to check, if its working.

  • Maybe this will help: askubuntu.com/questions/460837/… – Parto Jun 21 '16 at 11:26
  • Unfortunatelly not – Lazyexpert Jun 21 '16 at 11:35
  • What did you try and what errors did you get? Kindly edit your question and add this info. – Parto Jun 21 '16 at 11:55
  • Updated main post – Lazyexpert Jun 21 '16 at 12:06

There is a bug at the moment with php5-mcrypt module placing 'mcrypt.ini' in the wrong folder. Workaround is making symbolic links.

So, one of my first attempts to do that - was incorrect. And I didn't notice, that others didn't pass.

As far as I've figured that - I've removed symlinks with commands:

sudo unlink /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/20-mcrypt.ini
sudo unlink  /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/20-mcrypt.ini

And than, added correct variant:

sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/mcrypt.ini /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/20-mcrypt.ini
sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/mcrypt.ini /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/20-mcrypt.ini

Restarted apache and openCart install passing now.

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