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Magento PHP Extension “mcrypt” must be loaded – Mac OSX Lion

NOTE: Whilst this specifically resolves the probem, I’d suggest setting up a virtual environment for your development using a combination of VirtualBox and Vagrant.

Ever try to setup Magento in a local dev. environment on your Mac? You might have encountered an error message: PHP extension “mcrypt” must be loaded

Well we better load it then! This solution here worked perfectly for me:

1 comment for “Magento PHP Extension “mcrypt” must be loaded – Mac OSX Lion

  1. March 5, 2013 at 01:13

    I m encountering that error while trying to install magento in the root folder of my website. I want to try your hack, can you plz be a little more specific for a beginner?

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