Thanks for the replies guys.

As a few have eluded to, Apache is working fine.

What I've done is completely uninstalled, made clean from source, reinstalled and verified that the options were such that apache support is built into PHP and Apache. Here's what I've found:

Apache seems to be compiled with the proper PHP support:

blackbox:~ jlixfeld$ telnet ricky 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:38:53 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.7e-p1 DAV/2 PHP/5.2.11 with Suhosin-Patch
Last-Modified: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:16:24 GMT
ETag: "c77455-2c-3e9564c23b600"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 44
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

Connection closed by foreign host.
blackbox:~ jlixfeld$

PHP seems to want to compile against the proper Apache libs as can be seen from the make | grep -i apache and the make install:

checking for Apache 1.x module support via DSO through APXS... no
checking for Apache 1.x module support... no
checking whether to enable Apache charset compatibility option... no
checking for Apache 2.0 filter-module support via DSO through APXS... no
checking for Apache 2.0 handler-module support via DSO through APXS... yes checking for Apache 1.x (hooks) module support via DSO through APXS... no
checking for Apache 1.x (hooks) module support... no
checking whether to enable Apache charset compatibility option... no
checking whether to force Apache CGI redirect... no
checking for chosen SAPI module... apache2handler

[r...@ricky /usr/ports/lang/php5]# make install
===>  Installing for php5-5.2.11_1
===>   php5-5.2.11_1 depends on file: /usr/local/sbin/apxs - found
===>   php5-5.2.11_1 depends on executable: pkg-config - found
===>   php5-5.2.11_1 depends on shared library: xml2.5 - found
===>   Generating temporary packing list
===>  Checking if lang/php5 already installed
"Makefile", line 565: warning: duplicate script for target "main/ internal_functions.lo" ignored
Installing PHP SAPI module:       apache2handler
/usr/local/share/apache22/build/ SH_LIBTOOL='/usr/local/ share/apr/build-1/libtool' /usr/local/libexec/apache22 /usr/local/share/apr/build-1/libtool --mode=install cp /usr/ local/libexec/apache22/ libtool: install: cp .libs/ /usr/local/libexec/apache22/ libtool: install: cp .libs/libphp5.lai /usr/local/libexec/apache22/ libtool: install: warning: remember to run `libtool --finish /usr/ ports/lang/php5/work/php-5.2.11/libs'
chmod 755 /usr/local/libexec/apache22/
[activating module `php5' in /usr/local/etc/apache22/httpd.conf]
Installing PHP CLI binary:        /usr/local/bin/
Installing PHP CLI man page:      /usr/local/man/man1/
Installing PHP CGI binary: /usr/local/bin/
Installing build environment:     /usr/local/lib/php/build/
Installing header files:          /usr/local/include/php/
Installing helper programs:       /usr/local/bin/
  program: phpize
  program: php-config
Installing man pages:             /usr/local/man/man1/
  page: phpize.1
  page: php-config.1

Make sure index.php is part of your DirectoryIndex.

You should add the following to your Apache configuration file:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

===>   Compressing manual pages for php5-5.2.11_1
===>   Registering installation for php5-5.2.11_1
This port has installed the following files which may act as network servers and may therefore pose a remote security risk to the system.

If there are vulnerabilities in these programs there may be a security risk to the system. FreeBSD makes no guarantee about the security of ports included in the Ports Collection. Please type 'make deinstall'
      to deinstall the port if this is a concern.

      For more information, and contact details about the security
      status of this software, see the following webpage:
[r...@ricky /usr/ports/lang/php5]# ls -al /usr/local/libexec/apache22/ -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 3114971 Oct 27 14:51 /usr/local/libexec/ apache22/
[r...@ricky /usr/ports/lang/php5]#

Someone mentioned setting the php.ini up so it could display errors in the browser. How do I go about that? My php.ini looks like this. I don't see errors in there when I try to hit the phpinfo file with the browser, but I do get the error I reported in the OP which is a cronjob running wget on something that complains about pcre (which is a mystery in and of itself considering pcre is a installed properly too :|

[r...@ricky /usr/local/www]# cat /usr/local/etc/php.ini | egrep -i 'error|log' | grep -v "^;"
error_reporting  =  E_ALL
display_errors = On
display_startup_errors = On
log_errors = On
log_errors_max_len = 1024
ignore_repeated_errors = Off
track_errors = Off
html_errors = On
error_log = /tmp/php.log
define_syslog_variables  = Off
pgsql.log_notice = 0
sybase.min_error_severity = 10
mssql.min_error_severity = 10
[r...@ricky /usr/local/www]#

On 2009-10-27, at 12:39 PM, Yuri Yarlei wrote:


I think the apache is working, because he recieve the error "[27- Oct-2009 13:05:00] PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function", if apache are not started he will receive some error about apache starting or someting like that.

Yuri Yarlei. (under construction)
Programmer PHP, JAVA, CSS, PostregreSQL;
Today PHP, tomorrow Java, after the world.
Kyou wa PHP, ashita wa Java, sono ato sekai desu.

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:20:45 +0000
Subject: RE: [PHP] PHP+Apache suddenly not working

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 19:16 +0300, Yuri Yarlei wrote:

Hi all,

If the basic functions of php not work, maybe the extension for php5 or 4 are disabled, or the library is missing, sometimes apache does not show the erros for missing library, or yet, the library for php4 or 5 are both on, or they crash

Yuri Yarlei. (under construction)
Programmer PHP, JAVA, CSS, PostregreSQL;
Today PHP, tomorrow Java, after the world.
Kyou wa PHP, ashita wa Java, sono ato sekai desu.

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:59:16 -0700
Subject: Re: [PHP] PHP+Apache suddenly not working

Ashley Sheridan wrote:
On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:24 -0400, Bastien Koert wrote:

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Jason Lixfeld
<> wrote:
I have no doubt that this is due to an update that was done on my system at some point, but unfortunately I can't pinpoint where. The upshot is that PHP is completely unresponsive for me when run from Apache and I'm not sure where to look. I recognize that this isn't an apache support list. This
message is being cc'd there too.

The system is FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p15. PHP 5.2.11 from ports.

The only error I get in my php log is this:

[27-Oct-2009 13:05:00] PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function
preg_match() in
/usr/home/foo/public_html/cerb4/libs/devblocks/libs/ zend_framework/Zend/Cache/Backend/File.php
on line 125

Now I've checked and double checked that pcre support is built into php. I'm not sure if there's a command that I can run in php to show all the extensions that are installed or something, but I'm a bazillion percent sure that it's there, so I don't believe that's the cause of the error. I'm reasonably sure of this because the preg_match error thrown every minute when a cron job runs, I have a .php that calls phpinfo() that shows a blank
screen when hit from a browser.

My problem is that I don't know how to troubleshoot this.

I can seem to run PHP from the CLI just fine, so does this look more like an apache issue or perhaps some php module or extension that talks to apache?

[r...@ricky /]# php
PHP Version => 5.2.11

System => FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p15 FreeBSD
6.1-RELEASE-p15 #0: Sat Mar 31 11:43:34 EDT 2007 GENERIC amd64
Build Date => Oct 26 2009 15:38:06
Configure Command => './configure' '--with-layout=GNU'
'--with-config-file-scan-dir=/usr/local/etc/php' '--disable-all'
'--enable-libxml' '--with-libxml-dir=/usr/local' '--enable- reflection' '--program-prefix=' '--enable-fastcgi' '--with-apxs2=/usr/ local/sbin/apxs'
'--with-regex=php' '--with-zend-vm=CALL' '--disable-ipv6'
'--prefix=/usr/local' '--mandir=/usr/local/man' '--infodir=/ usr/local/info/'
Server API => Command Line Interface
Virtual Directory Support => disabled
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /usr/local/etc
Loaded Configuration File => /usr/local/etc/php.ini
Scan this dir for additional .ini files => /usr/local/etc/php
additional .ini files parsed => /usr/local/etc/php/ extensions.ini

[r...@ricky /]# pkg_info | grep php5
php5-5.2.11_1 PHP Scripting Language
php5-ctype-5.2.11_1 The ctype shared extension for php
php5-dom-5.2.11_1 The dom shared extension for php
php5-extensions-1.3 A "meta-port" to install PHP extensions
php5-filter-5.2.11_1 The filter shared extension for php
php5-gd-5.2.11_1 The gd shared extension for php
php5-gettext-5.2.11_1 The gettext shared extension for php
php5-iconv-5.2.11_1 The iconv shared extension for php
php5-imap-5.2.11_1 The imap shared extension for php
php5-ldap-5.2.11_1 The ldap shared extension for php
php5-mbstring-5.2.11_1 The mbstring shared extension for php
php5-mysql-5.2.11_1 The mysql shared extension for php
php5-openssl-5.2.11_1 The openssl shared extension for php
php5-pcre-5.2.11_1 The pcre shared extension for php
php5-pdo-5.2.11_1 The pdo shared extension for php
php5-pdo_sqlite-5.2.11_1 The pdo_sqlite shared extension for php
php5-posix-5.2.11_1 The posix shared extension for php
php5-session-5.2.11_1 The session shared extension for php
php5-simplexml-5.2.11_1 The simplexml shared extension for php
php5-spl-5.2.11_1 The spl shared extension for php
php5-sqlite-5.2.11_1 The sqlite shared extension for php
php5-tokenizer-5.2.11_1 The tokenizer shared extension for php
php5-xml-5.2.11_1 The xml shared extension for php
php5-xmlreader-5.2.11_1 The xmlreader shared extension for php
php5-xmlwriter-5.2.11_1 The xmlwriter shared extension for php
[r...@ricky /]#

Any ideas for a completely ignorant, non-developer type?

Thanks in advance.

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create a small file with this code

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

which will tell you want modules are enabled in php



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He already mentioned that phpinfo() fails.


No, he mentioned that the "page" that he navigates to fails.

My best guess would be that he is getting a fatal error, like he mentioned above, which is preventing the output of the phpinfo() to be displayed.

He needs a stripped down file that has nothing but this in it.

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

If that still doesn't work, the op needs to set the error level and error reporting options in his php.ini so it will display the errors in the browser.


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Just a thought, but have you tested that Apache is even working
correctly? What happens if you try to navigate to a plain-jane .html

I only say this, because it's possible that PHP is fully working, but
Apache isn't, and won't start because of some issue with the
(or that is causing Apache to not start up.


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