mcrypt php71 MacOS High Sierra, Joomla 3.8 local

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mcrypt php71 MacOS High Sierra, Joomla 3.8 local

Post by Dekker » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:01 pm


i am trying to install joomla 3.8 local. But the mcrypt is red in step 3 installation.
Running phpinfo it indeed appears not to be installed.
So with homebrew i installed it. But it still doesn't appear in phpinfo.
Does anyone has any idea how to solve this problem?
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: mcrypt php71 MacOS High Sierra, Joomla 3.8 local

Post by JAVesey » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:21 am


Don't bother with MacOS installation of php/apache, etc. Install MAMP/MAMP Pro and use this for your local site. MAMP is free, MAMP Pro small license fee. Same download so try MAMP and if you like it then purchase a License and get full control over your environment. Quicker and a lot less fuss.

It is a simple as that, and what most Mac users do :D
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Uses Joomla 3.9.15 and PHP7.3.x



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