While mcrypt installation has been the subject of [developer] fits and [yours truly’s] restarts, mcrypt is in fact going away. libsodium is the new player in town, a point I
anticipated long ago being the venerable tech expert that I am just found out being the accountant who unfortunately bears the burden of having used dBase and Paradox in a past life.
That said, the process is relatively similar to mcrypt i.e. you will need brew (and I suggest XCode command line tools, just in case). Instructions for both are readily available via the only hyperlink in the paragraph immediately proceeding this one. Further, you need not bother with PHP source, but you might as well turn off SIP beforehand. Now let’s get started.(more…)