hi. quick question. possibly long answer. gapps is not working. not good tutorial on custom romming. i found out after coming from peach that gapps was required for cm12.1.
so i flashed cm12.1 5.1.1 fine from CW. installed no errors. no gapps were installed. went to boot, encryption error.
downloaded both open gapps and gapps offered in the OP. both bomb out with status 7. im now downloading 5.1 cm 12.1 in hopes that rom will be compatible. slow connection. anyway, gapps is not installing an it's an issue in the install script. i do believe it is trying to say i need android 5.1.x, and is recognizing the system as 4.0.4. i don't want to do odin, because on this machine USB isn't working in raw mode. it will only work with USB connect from running android, so odin isn't seeing the device from windows. so without a running ROM, i can't connect with USB. and without USB, i can't use odin. i'm left with swapping my SD from phone to pc. XDA was difficult to navigate and trying to find what i needed from google. so i ended up finding what i needed in reverse, because rom install instructions as far as i know weren't bundled with the zip. i eventually found the install instructions in the OP, which stated need to format the partitions. formatting was not done on first round of install. i thought i would add that for completeness, but don't know if that made any difference in outcome.
so i reformatted all partitions, wiped, should be good to go. installed ROM. that goes through, and no gapps. it still fails.
so that's the background, the short question is, "is there something to work around getting gapps to install?"