freeBSD PHP issues

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat May 31 20:56:17 UTC 2008

kevin kempter wrote:
> Hi List;
> I'm fairly new to freeBSD, but a long time Linux biggot. I installed 
> freeBSD7, then I installed PHP like this:
> # cd /usr/ports/lang/php5
> # make config
> # make install
> Next I installed PostgreSQL and pgFouine
> However when I run pgfouine to generate a log report I get this error:
> $ php ./pgfouine.php -file $PGDATA/pg_log/postgresql-31.log > rept.html
> PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function preg_replace() in 
> /usr/local/pgsql/pgfouine/include/reporting/geshi/geshi.php on line 474
> preg_replace() I believe is a PHP built-in, anyone know how to correct 
> this, or have thoughts on what I may be doing wrong. Maybe I've missed 
> some sort of config step?

You need to install the PCRE module:

   # cd /usr/ports/devel/php5-pcre
   # make install

and similarly for all of the other PHP modules you will undoubtedly
find yourself needing.



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