problem with phpMyAdmin port

Hans Nieser h.nieser at
Wed Aug 30 18:32:54 UTC 2006

fbsd wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Bill Moran
> Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:14 PM
> To: Daniel Gerzo
> Cc: fbsd; freebsd-questions at FreeBSD. ORG
> Subject: Re: problem with phpMyAdmin port
> In response to Daniel Gerzo <danger at>:
>>> When I try to run phpMyAdmin I get this error
>>> Fatal error: Call to undefined function preg_replace() in
>>> /usr/local/www/phpMyAdmin/libraries/sanitizing.lib.php on line
> 37
>> this is not error of the port. You are missing PCRE php extension.
>> Install the lang/php4-extensions or php5-extensions port.
> Actually, this _is_ an error in the port.  The port should properly
> specify the pcre extension as a dependency.  The workaround
> suggested
> will get you going, however.
> If this problem is reproducible, you should file a PR.
> Are you sure the port installed successfully?  I just installed this
> port a few weeks ago and it worked fine.  If you're ports tree is
> up to date, then these bugs are newly introduced.
> --
> Bill Moran
> Collaborative Fusion Inc.
> ******************************************************
> pkg_info shows php5-pcre-5.1.4 installed so is this not
> the correct pcre dependency?

You have to make sure that the pcre extension is actually being loaded by
PHP. Check that you have the following line un

I believe this should have been added automatically though, but to double
check that it is loaded, restart apache if you've got PHP running as a
module, and check the output of phpinfo();

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