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Recently while dealing with some encryption code in php, I faced this problem – I had checked out code that a colleague had written and was making some changes. While running it, the code wouldn’t work as long as the encryption part of the code was included. Comment it out and the rest of the pieces were working fine. And digging deeper, I realized that probably, encryption modules where not installed yet – because the code was failing exactly at
mcrypt_module_open(MCRYPT_RIJNDAEL_128, ”,’cbc’, ”);
I did the following to fix this:-
Environment – Ubuntu 14.04 – Nginx+php5-fpm with Nginx connecting to php5-fpm via unix socket
With a little help from Ubuntu Forums – Ran this command
dpkg –get-selections | grep php
And got this as the output –
This command lists the modules/libraries installed in our systems – and this clearly showed that the php5-mcrypt module was not even present.
sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt
and after the installation,
sudo service php5-fpm restart
But this still dint work. Finally the fix mentioned in this link worked for me – https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/php-mcrypt/+bug/1241286
and a sudo service php5-fpm restart
And it finally worked.