First of all, I was born and raised using a PC so I'm kind of new to Mac. I was hoping if someone can help me out. I'm using Catalina and trying to get the PHP extension mcrypt installed. I've been trying to use homebrew and I'm seriously stuck. I've researched this like crazy and all the forums are years old or using Ubuntu. I realize that mcrypt is deprecated but Laravel requires it so here I am.
I installed PHP 7.4 using homebrew. I had to add a couple of path lines to my
~/.zshrc file because the terminal kept saying PHP was 7.3. I run
brew install mcrypt and it downloads and "Pours" into
/usr/local/Cellar/mcrypt/2.6.8. I try to update my 7.4 php.ini file with a dynamic library path. So I try adding
extension=/usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so to the ini for PHP. I restart apache and I get:
Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so' (tried: /usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so (dlopen(/usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so, 9): image not found), /usr/local/lib/php/pecl/20190902//usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so.so (dlopen(/usr/local/lib/php/pecl/20190902//usr/local/Cellar/php/7.4.5_2/pecl/20190902/mcrypt.so.so, 9): image not found)) in Unknown on line 0
I have no idea where to go from here. Anyone have a tip?