Install mcrypt on Mountain Lion
After following my last tutorial about starting with Symfony on a new Mac, you might struggle with an extension, a few bundles need: mcrypt.
I presume you have Homebrew installed. If not, head over to my tutorial and work your way through the process.
Install mcrypt as follows:
$ brew install mcrypt
Get your PHP version with
$ php -v PHP 5.3.26 (cli) (built: Jul 7 2013 19:05:08) Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
I have PHP 5.3.26 installed. Now download your PHP here php.net/get/php-5.3.26.tar.gz/from/a/mirror (replace with your version) and extract it:
cd ~/Downloads && tar xfz php-5.3.26.tar.gz
Now compile the mcrypt PHP-extension.
cd php-5.3.26/ext/mcrypt/ phpize ./configure make sudo make install echo "echo 'extension=\"mcrypt.so\"' >> /etc/php.ini" | sudo bash
sudo apachectl restart and the mcrypt extension should be installed as expected.