Amazon Linux 1 reqeust: php 7.3 packages for imagick & mcrypt

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Could someone put the following packages on the list for inclusion in Linux 1 on lightsail?

php73-pecl-imagick
php73-pecl-mcrypt

Wordpress gets cranky when you don't have mcrypt installed and mildly annoyed when imagick isn't installed.

Both packages exist for PHP 7.2.

Thanks!

david

David G
asked 4 years ago191 views
14 Answers
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Hello,
Both of these packages are available on Amazon Linux 2, in the php 7.3 extras repository. We highly recommend moving to Amazon Linux 2, as Amazon Linux 1 is approaching its end of life. To enable the php 7.3 extra on Amazon Linux 2 run:

 sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.3

Then you can use the yum command to install these packages:

 sudo yum install php-pecl-mcrypt php-pecl-imagick

Thanks,
Heath

answered 4 years ago
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I'm using Lightsail and Amazon Linux 2 isn't currently an option.

David G
answered 4 years ago
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I have opened a request with the Lightsail team to add support for Amazon Linux 2. I can also add an item to add those packages to Amazon Linux 1, but I do not have a timeline of even if those packages can be made available.

Thanks,
-Heath

answered 4 years ago
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heath@AWS wrote:
I can also add an item to add those packages to Amazon Linux 1, but I do not have a timeline of even if those packages can be made available.

I saw that there were some PHP73 updates recently, but no mcrypt package.

I'd really like to upgrade from PHP 7.2 to 7.3 on my instances. Lack of mcrypt is the only thing holding me back at the present time.

david

David G
answered 4 years ago
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Hello,
I did reach out to the Lightsail team, and they are working on making AL2 available on Lightsail, but they did not have a timeline for that work. We have an item on our list of things to do to add php73-pecl-mcrypt packages to Amazon Linux AMI. I have made a note that this is blocking your upgrade to PHP 7.3. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you, and we appreciate the feedback.

-Heath

answered 4 years ago
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heath@AWS wrote:
We have an item on our list of things to do to add php73-pecl-mcrypt packages to Amazon Linux AMI. I have made a note that this is blocking your upgrade to PHP 7.3.

Any updates on this? I would REALLY like to upgrade my Linux 1 instance to PHP 7.3, but can't due to the lack of mcrypt support.

David G
answered 3 years ago
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Hi I would also love to know if there is Amazon Linux 2 for Elastic Beanstalk platform? Thanks.

Vince
answered 3 years ago
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mcrypt hasn't been updated in over 10 years. If possible, you should upgrade your code to use Sodium instead.

rparman
answered 3 years ago
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While libsodium (0.4.3) is available on Linux 1, the PHP extension isn't.

I tried to install libsodium using pecl and it complained that the libsodium version was too old.

Wordpress seems rather insistent that mcrypt be installed.

David G
answered 3 years ago
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Still waiting for this. Any progress?

David G
answered 3 years ago
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Bump. Also waiting for php73-pecl-imagick on Amazon Linux 1.

answered 3 years ago
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Any updates? How to install extra packages!

answered 3 years ago
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For those still needing this... took a little head-scratching.... but it is still possible to patch in the missing package support on amazon linux 1, using pecl7....

yum install ...your required php73 packages from the ones available

Add the php7-pear package and a few dependencies pecl7 will require to compile missing extensions...

yum install php7-pear php73-devel mcrypt libmcrypt-devel zlib-devel

Now use pecl7 to install the missing extensions...

pecl7 install mcrypt memcache igbinary

Add the extensions to php.ini (or /etc/php-7.3.d/)

extension=mcrypt.so
extension=memcache.so
extension=igbinary.so

And finally add the pear7 path to the include_path in php.ini...

include_path=".:/usr/share/pear7"
answered 3 years ago
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Thank you very much for the tips.

aloyant
answered 2 years ago

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