Saturday, July 19, 2014

Laravel, Composer, WAMP/PHP 'missing open_ssl' fix

If you are trying to install Laravel and are encountering the 'The openssl extension is missing' error with the Composer installer, here is a fix:

WAMP maintains a different php.ini for the Apache dir and the PHP dir.
The WAMP control panel maintains the PHP.INI in the apache dir 
(for example   C:\wamp2.4\bin\apache\Apache2.4.4\php.ini)

There is also another PHP.INI, using by the command-line PHP, in the PHP directory 
(for example   C:\wamp2.4\bin\php\php5.4.16\php.ini)

Edit the PHP.INI file in the PHP dir and uncomment the following line



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