eclipse starts up but when I tried to create a new php project and fill in the details and click on the "Finish" button it hangs and nothing happens.

Thank you for your help.

Some details:

uname -r

snippet from .log under workspace/.metadata directory
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_US
Framework arguments: -product org.eclipse.epp.package.php.product
Command-line arguments: -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64 -product org.eclipse.epp.package.php.product

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 2 1 2009-12-28 13:42:34.151
!MESSAGE NLS missing message: NewPHPProjectPreferencePage_jrelibrary_label in: org.eclipse.php.internal.ui.preferences.PreferencesMessages