Thursday, October 10, 2002, 5:35:12 AM, you wrote:
SF> Found the problem with libmcrypt-2.5.3. When I configured PHP using
SF> the --with-mcrypt option and the PHP configuration found libmcrypt without a
SF> problem. After compiling and installing it.
SF> Once I fired up Apache. I checked the PHP Info using phpinfo() function.
SF> The mcrypt showed up but there is no support ciphers (algorithms & modes).
SF> So, I had to use the php.ini as the PHP Manual stated on
SF> 'http://php.net/mcrypt'. So, I added the two lines as shown in the clipping
SF> where libmcrypt was installed in.
SF> mcrypt.algorithms_dir = /usr/local/lib/libmcrypt
SF> mcrypt.modes_dir = /usr/local/lib/libmcrypt
SF> That is when PHP Info showed the 'mcrypt.algorithms_dir' and
SF> 'mcrypt.modes_dir' with data in it. But the problem is I still get the
SF> error message when I tried any mcrypt function, the error message range from
SF> being unable to initalize the module to whatever the other error messages
SF> are. I assumed there's a bug and filed a bug report to PHP but was rejected
SF> because I was told that I had the php.ini incorrect. That doesn't make
SF> sense. It took me a long time to find some clues to the problem. What I
SF> found is that with any files in the "/usr/local/lib/libmcrypt" that end with
SF> *.a and *.la, they don't work. There is no *.c and *.h files in that
SF> I discovered that when I set the php.ini to point to the untarred libmcrypt
SF> directory where *.c and *.h are found in both
SF> '/usr/local/src4/libmcrypt-2.5.3/modules/algorithms' and
SF> '/usr/local/src4/libmcrypt-2.5.3/modules/modes'. That's when the mcrypt
SF> function start working without a problem. The problem is PHP doesn't work
SF> with the *.la and *.a files. Again, I saw the OpenSSL directory where *.c
SF> and *.h files are found in both the algorithms and modes directory of the
SF> '/usr/local/ssl/include/openssl/' directory, it work just fine too.
SF> This had lead me to question of whether is there a bug in libmcrypt or php.
SF> You be the judge of it. It would be so nice if this problem can be
SF> resolved. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to use the open source code instead
SF> of the compiled codes.
You dont normally need to specify anything in php.ini for it to work
just make sure you have
--with-mcrypt=/usr/src/mcrypt-2.6.x (thats where it was untarred)
when you configure php. I have it working with nothing set in php.ini
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