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I get this error message on the phpMyAdmin login page:

  • phpMyAdmin: Cannot load mcrypt extension. Please check your PHP configuration.

Does someone knows the reason for it?

Thanks, Udo

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

The most likely explanation is that the mcrypt add-on for php is not installed.

Try logging in and running the following:

sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

I expect the first command will install the missing package. The second command restarts apache so that the mcrypt add-on is activated.

If you get a message that php5-mcrypt is already installed we'll have to do some more digging.

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I get..... sudo: apt-get: command not found – user89171 Jul 6 '11 at 21:06
@Elliot what OS are you on? You may not have apt-get – Simon Sheehan Jul 6 '11 at 21:20

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