Phusion Passenger™ — a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack — makes deployment of Ruby web applications, such as those built on the revolutionary Ruby on Rails web framework, a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself”.
After setting up Ubuntu 8.10 and installing Rails, I executed the following steps to get Passenger installed.
Install Phusion Passenger:
sudo gem install passenger sudo passenger-install-apache2-module
Upon success, passenger should return you the following response:
The Apache 2 module was successfully installed. Please edit your Apache configuration file, and add these lines: LoadModule passenger_module /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.0.6/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.so PassengerRoot /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.0.6 PassengerRuby /usr/bin/ruby1.8
To do as passenger instructs:
sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default
Opening that file, I added the “ServerName” at the beginning and Rails/Passenger items at the end of the file. I also cleaned up some of the spacing (for cleanliness sake).
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName glenfiddich-u.parallel21.com ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin"> AllowOverride None Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit, # alert, emerg. LogLevel warn CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/" <Directory "/usr/share/doc/"> Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 ::1/128 </Directory> RailsEnv development LoadModule passenger_module /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.0.6/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.so PassengerRoot /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.0.6 PassengerRuby /usr/bin/ruby1.8 </VirtualHost>
The last thing to do is restart Apache:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart