Just today I signed up with Google Cloud Compute Engine. I did everything but then I stuck into an error while installing
[email protected]:~# sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5-mcrypt : Depends: phpapi-20121212 Depends: php5-common (= 5.5.24+dfsg-1+deb.sury.org~vivid+1) but 5.6.4+dfsg-4ubuntu6 is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
I searched everywhere and then I came here. Please help.
sudo service apache2 restar
apt-get install php5-common
Or, if you dont need to keep configurations:
apt-get purge php5-common apt-get install php5-common
Do you get any output from
If it does not solve your problem, you should try install it with aptitude:
sudo apt-get install aptitude sudo aptitude install php5-mcrypt
Finally reatast the server
sudo service apache2 restart
Had exactly the same problem. The accepted solution did not work for me. Took me eternities to figure a way.
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ondrej/php5 sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 sudo apt-get purge php5* apache2* mcrypt* sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
(WARNING: You’ll lose all settings for your PHP and Apache installation!)
sudo apt-get install php5 php5-mcrypt php5-curl apache2
and enable the extensions
sudo php5enmod mcrypt sudo php5enmod curl
This is horrible, horrible, horrible. Adding
ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 together with
ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable will bring you nothing at all, as you need exactly one of these (as one contains PHP 5.4, second PHP 5.5 and third PHP 5.6). Purging
apache2* is also not necessary, you might want to purge
apache2.2-common if you encounter an error upgrading, but that’s it. And then
curl modules will get enabled automatically (unless you have disabled them in the past), so
php5enmod mcrypt and
php5enmod curl is extra (but not harmful).