Baikal Installation Issue

From: Doug Hardie <>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2023 08:05:19 UTC
I am trying to get Baikal installed on FreeBSD 13.2.  The following php ports are installed:

php81-8.1.20                   PHP Scripting Language (8.1.X branch)
php81-ctype-8.1.20             The ctype shared extension for php
php81-dom-8.1.20               The dom shared extension for php
php81-filter-8.1.20            The filter shared extension for php
php81-imap-8.1.20              The imap shared extension for php
php81-mbstring-8.1.20          The mbstring shared extension for php
php81-pdo-8.1.20               The pdo shared extension for php
php81-pdo_sqlite-8.1.20        The pdo_sqlite shared extension for php
php81-session-8.1.20           The session shared extension for php
php81-xml-8.1.20               The xml shared extension for php
php81-xmlreader-8.1.20         The xmlreader shared extension for php
php81-xmlwriter-8.1.20         The xmlwriter shared extension for php

balkai was installed using pkg.  

Everything appeared to install correctly.  However, when trying to startup the Installation Wizzard, I get the following logs:

master# Symfony\Component\Yaml\Exception\ParseException: File "/usr/local/www/baikal/config/baikal.yaml" does not exist. in /usr/local/www/baikal/vendor/symfony/yaml/Parser.php:68
Stack trace:
#0 /usr/local/www/baikal/vendor/symfony/yaml/Yaml.php(61): Symfony\Component\Yaml\Parser->parseFile('/usr/local/www/...', 0)
#1 /usr/local/www/baikal/Core/Frameworks/Flake/Framework.php(210): Symfony\Component\Yaml\Yaml::parseFile('/usr/local/www/...')
#2 /usr/local/www/baikal/Core/Frameworks/Flake/Framework.php(175): Flake\Framework::defineBaseUri()
#3 /usr/local/www/baikal/html/index.php(49): Flake\Framework::bootstrap()
#4 {main}
PHP Warning:  Undefined array key "REQUEST_URI" in /usr/local/www/baikal/Core/Frameworks/Flake/Framework.php on line 238
PHP Deprecated:  strtolower(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in /usr/local/www/baikal/Core/Frameworks/Flake/Framework.php on line 238
Error reading baikal.yaml file : File "/usr/local/www/baikal/config/baikal.yaml" does not exist.

The web server is running as www.  The config and Specific directories are owned by www with a+rw.  The config directory only has a .empty file in it.  A search of the web indicated that this error is produced by inconsistencies in the various php modules.  They all seem to be consistent though.  How can I fix this?

-- Doug