PHP7.2: How to install mcrypt extension
mcrypt extension is an interface to the mcrypt cryptography library. mcrypt is included in php5 to php7.1 , but it’s removed from php7.2 . The instructions below help you install mcrypt for php7.2 on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get -y install gcc make autoconf libc-dev pkg-config sudo apt-get -y install libgeoip-dev pecl install --nodeps mcrypt-snapshot
when you are shown the prompt:
libmcrypt prefix? [autodetect] :
once installed , you need to create a configuration file for it
sudo bash -c "echo extension=mcrypt.so > /etc/php/7.2/conf.d/mcrypt.ini"