Installing mcrypt extension on CentOS 6

Tyler James asked:

I am trying to install the mcrypt extension on my CentOS 6 VPS. I have done the EPEL rpm and then updated everything. Now, I keep getting this error and I’ve also installed php-api.

[[email protected] ~]# yum -y install php-mcrypt
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 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php-mcrypt.x86_64 0:5.1.6-5.el5 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: php-api = 20041225 for package: php-mcrypt-5.1.6-5.el5.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: php-mcrypt-5.1.6-5.el5.x86_64 (epel)
           Requires: php-api = 20041225
           Installed: php-common-5.3.3-23.el6_4.x86_64 (@updates)
               php-api = 20090626
           Available: php-common-5.3.3-22.el6.x86_64 (base)
               php-api = 20090626
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

AmI skipping/missing something important? Please don’t down vote this.

Thank you!

My answer:

You installed the wrong EPEL RPM.

You are running CentOS 6, but you installed the epel-release RPM for EPEL 5.

Remove it and install the RPM for EPEL 6.

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