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I'm stuck on the /admin/install page, getting an error "Can't run Craft :(" saying that Mcrypt is required.

I've tried installing with Homebrew, but kept getting an error. So, I installed mcrypt manually using these instructions on Stack Overflow. PHP and Mcrypt are installed:

$ which php

$ which mcrypt

And in my php.ini file I've added:

(I've also tried including the path extension=/usr/local/bin/

In the ;extension area (around line 880).

Even after restarting Apache, I still get the same error that "Mcrypt isn't installed" from Craft.

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Were you able to get this to work? I've done the same and also attempted the brew installation with no luck. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! – user2280 Feb 8 '15 at 19:29

Here's all you need:

Works like a charm.

Update: to use brew, you have to specify the version of PHP for it to work. For example:

brew install mysql php54-mcrypt
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This doesn't work in Yosemite – Holland Jun 25 '15 at 14:24
Did anyone figure out what does work in Yosemite? I'm getting the same error. – Ian Aug 19 '15 at 16:55
It's a gigantic pain in the neck, but I followed the instructions here and got it working just fine:… – Nathan D Huening Aug 20 '15 at 16:27

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