Unable to create a project on PHP Eclipse


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

help says:

"Creating a PHP File

To create a new PHP file:

Go to the Menu Bar and select File | New | PHP File.

-Or- In PHP Explorer view, right-click the folder in which you would like to create your file and select New | PHP File

-Or- Click the New PHP File icon on the toolbar . This will create a file outside of a project.

Creating a PHP Project
A project is a group of files and resources, which will be displayed in a tree in the Navigator and PHP Explorer views.

To create a new PHP project:

Go to the Menu Bar and select File | New | PHP Project.

-Or- In the PHP Explorer View, right-click and select New | PHP Project. "

When I read this i said “well, this is so clear”, but when to try it in practice…SURPRISE… i cannot find those options in the menu.

All i can find in the File menu are NEW PROJECT , NEW FILE and ONOTHER

None of these gives me a new PHP project or file. They all create new java projects.