PHP stopped working :(

Gerard Seibert gerard at
Sun Nov 20 20:52:12 GMT 2005

On Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:09:53 PM, Matt Singerman <matt.singerman at>
Subject: PHP stopped working :(
Wrote these words of wisdom:

> Hi all,
> I have a FreeBSD 6.0 system which had PHP4 running perfectly fine on it.
> However, I wanted to install Horde (www.horde) with IMP, which requires IMAP
> support, so I decided to try and recompile PHP using
> /usr/ports/lang/php4-extensions, first running make deinstall in
> php4-extensions and php4. At first, this did not work. I checked, and sure
> enough, the old data for the compilation was in /var/db/ports, so I deleted
> it out. Anyway, I ran make and make install in
> /usr/ports/lang/php4-extensions without any problems, then I ran make and
> make install in /usr/ports/lang/php4. This is where I first noticed things
> looked a bit weird. It didn't seem like php4 was completely recompiling it;
> that is, it didn't seem to take long enough. But it claimed to have worked
> correctly, so I restarted Apache. Lo and behold, my problems started. First
> off, and this is weird, my test file - a simple file containing only a
> callto phpInfo() - will work in IE, but not in Firefox. Check it out:
> Second, SquirrelMail won't load at all:
> I have tried deinstalling and reinstalling PHP countless times now, with no
> results. I checked my httpd.conf file, and all seems okay. Any ideas what
> this could be? I'm very trustrated at this point, and am considering blowing
> away Apache and starting it from scratch :(
> Thanks,
> Matt

On 10/11/2005 5:29:42 PM, Gerard Replied:

Maybe I am misunderstanding you; however, the test.php file displays
just fine using FireFox. At least it does on my machine. The
SquirrelMail link does not load though.

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