Recently, we have updated all drupal sites. An inherent bug came with the Ctools version update.
The Ctools version 1.10 displays an error as shown in the screenshot below:
Finding no alternative to resolve this issue, we simply turned the Error reporting setting to write errors to log only
"This bug is likely caused by pcre 8.30+, most Linuxes still use older versions, but FreeBSD has 8.30_1 currently. But this version of pcre will be on Linux soon - it's developed on FreeBSD.
It breaks core search too in D6/7.
Ctools has it because it has code in cleanstring.inc that is copied from includes/unicode.inc (D7 core) or modules/search/search.module in D6. "
---- cited from https://drupal.org/node/1444006
- Go to your Ctools > includes folder
- Edit the file cleanstring.inc
- Replace the line