How to Install php-mcrypt on CentOS 6.3

mcrypt exension for PHP is necessary if we want to use cookie based authentication with phpymyadmin. In default CentOS 6.3 yum repository or in CentOS 6.3 installation CD/DVD, php-mcrypt exension are not included. To install php-mcrypt on CentOS 6.3, we have to use third party yum repository. Follow this steps :

1. Download epel repository :

[root@centos62 ~]# wget
[root@centos62 ~]# wget

2. Install epel repository :

[root@centos62 ~]# rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
[root@centos62 ~]# rpm -i epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm

3. Simply run the following command to install php-mcrypt :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install php-mcrypt -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php-mcrypt.i686 0:5.3.3-1.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                   Arch                Version                    Repository           Size
 php-mcrypt                i686                5.3.3-1.el6                epel                 18 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 18 k
Installed size: 38 k
Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
Processing delta metadata
Package(s) data still to download: 18 k
php-mcrypt-5.3.3-1.el6.i686.rpm                                              |  18 kB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : php-mcrypt-5.3.3-1.el6.i686                                                      1/1
  Verifying  : php-mcrypt-5.3.3-1.el6.i686                                                      1/1

  php-mcrypt.i686 0:5.3.3-1.el6


3 comments on “How to Install php-mcrypt on CentOS 6.3

  • Gaston

    Resolviendo…,,, …

    Connecting to||:80… conectado.

    Petición HTTP enviada, esperando respuesta… 404 Not Found

    2013-03-15 11:44:35 ERROR 404: Not Found.

  • newbieapache

    do we need to recompile apache after installing? i am newbie. thanks

    • Maloupi

      No you do not need to recompile apache

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