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Running mod_rails on Leopard (OSX 10.5)

From the command line:

gem install passenger
sudo passenger-install-apache2-module

The Apache 2 module was successfully installed.

Please edit your Apache configuration file, and add these lines:

LoadModule passenger_module /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/passenger-1.0.5/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.so RailsSpawnServer /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/passenger-1.0.5/bin/passenger-spawn-server RailsRuby /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby

Hey…where is the configuration. Google told me to read this blog entry: http://www.fuzzylizard.com/archives/2008/05/29/947/

So copy these three lines and add them to the end of this file: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

$ sudo mate /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

Start and stop Apache go the to the System Preferences|Sharing and select the Web Sharing service:


Then the install script gives you the following instructions.

Deploying a Ruby on Rails application: an example

Suppose you have a Ruby on Rails application in /somewhere. Add a virtual host
to your Apache configuration file, and set its DocumentRoot to
/somewhere/public, like this:

<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.yourhost.com DocumentRoot /somewhere/public

And that’s it! You may also want to check the Users Guide for security and
optimization tips and other useful information:

/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/passenger-1.0.5/doc/Users guide.html

Enjoy Passenger, a product of Phusion (www.phusion.nl) :-)

Now where is “my” apache configuration file? And more important where is yours? On the command line do

$ ls /etc/apache2/users/

And I see daniel.conf, so let’s edit that one. I am developing one Rails app in this folder: /Users/daniel/SvnProjects/for/stockportfolio/rails. So let’s define this application in that conf file:

$ sudo mate /etc/apache2/users/daniel.conf

<Directory “/Users/daniel/SvnProjects/for/stockportfolio/rails/”>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName dev.stockportfolio.com
DocumentRoot /Users/daniel/SvnProjects/for/stockportfolio/rails/public

Note the /public at the end of the folder in the DocumentRoot.
Now I am adding dev.stockportfolio.com in my /etc/hosts file. So just add the following line dev.stockportfolio.com

Now go back to the system preference sharing tab and restart the web service. Now you have your application running … in production mode. Just point your browser to dev.stockportfolio.com.

Enjoy Daniel!

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