Installing Php5 on Apache2.2 (Freebsd 6.1)

Muhammad Omer Iqbal omer at
Tue Aug 22 13:38:54 UTC 2006

Thanks for the advice. The way I got it to work was by actually making the
package on the local box and it installed fine. In the past, when I tried
it, I was not connected to the Internet and the build failed. I did not
realize that my system must be connected as it needs to fetch some data from
the Internet. Today, I tried it again with Internet connected (I figured
that out today as I carefully read through the error messages), and it built
fine and apparently got installed.

However, what I am seeing now is that I have index.php, but it is not
automatically returned by Apache to browser when it goes to that url. And
when I put index.php manually in the browser (lets say
http://localhost/index.php), php is not parsed, and the file is just treated
as a .html file.

When I do make install, it says that php5 is already installed. I already
installed a few php5-extensions, but I think this should be working without
the extensions. I tried mod_php5, but since that component is installed by
php5 itself, I get precisely the message that it cannot be installed because
the location is the same, so I assume php5 actually did install Apache
module too.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Levchenko [mailto:levchenko.i at] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:43 AM
To: Muhammad Omer Iqbal; freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Installing Php5 on Apache2.2 (Freebsd 6.1)

i think that you should be able to porce the installation of the package of
php5 with the -f command, after it finished, run pkgdb -F to fix the
dependency of php5 for apacha13 to apache22.

On 8/22/06, Muhammad Omer Iqbal <omer at> wrote:
> Hi,
> (Please include me in the reply as I am not subscribed to this list.)
> I am trying to use Ports to install php5 on top of Apache 2.2. 
> However, when
> I do pkg_add, it says that the prereq Apache 1.3 is not installed. I 
> also tried forcing it (using -f), but even then it did not seem to 
> have installed
> Php5 properly.
> I tried this:
> cd /usr/ports/lang/php5
> pkg_add php5
> That did not work.
> Then I ftp-ed to  <> and 
> downloaded the tbz file from the same location (/ports/lang/php5) and 
> did pkg_add with that file name as parameter. Is that the right thing 
> to do?
> After I did that, I got the error that I explained above (i.e. Apache 
> 1.3 not installed)
> As you might imagine, I am pretty new to FreeBSD.
> Thanks,
> Omer
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Best Regards,

Ivan Levchenko
levchenko.i at

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