> I am installing on FreeBSD. My PHP and MySQL are all the current versions.
> Is there anything else you need to know?
Ok, Lets take 5 to review before we go down the wrong avenue:
Is this 1.7.5, i think so from the path of Smarty in your original post?
a) I take it the paths are now sorted and correct
b) You have completed the tiki-install.php chosen the correct MySql version and entered good username,password and database names for the installer.
Run the Default Installation and clicked on Create.
Are there any errors in the bottom box on tiki-install.php when you run this?