Locked[FAQ]help getting Ruby on Rails to work

Premium Member
2009/01/29 13:16:37 (permalink)

help getting Ruby on Rails to work

when i try to install a rubyonrails application I get the message in HC& that fastcgi is not installed I tried all kinds of things in my linux server to no avail I contacted HC support but their help was ambiguous and in the last message they say that their free support doesn't provide support for third party applications. meaning they want me to pay them so I can get ruby on rails click & install to work.

Can anybody more experienced with Linux help me with this ?


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    Senior Member
    RE: help getting Ruby on Rails to work 2009/07/02 04:58:20 (permalink)
    Not sure if you still need help with this but here you go

    Go to: http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/
    Download mod_fastcgi-2.4.6.tar.gz

    Open file: /Makefile.AP2
    Make sure ""top_dir = /usr/local/apache2"" is where apache is installed
    It wasn't for me because I run Fedora so I changed to ""top_dir = /usr/lib/httpd""

    Open Terminal
    $ cd
    $ cp Makefile.AP2 Makefile
    $ make
    $ make install

    Add an entry to httpd.conf like this:

    LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/mod_fastcgi.so

    If you get the following error below make sure you have httpd-devel installed

    Makefile:12: /usr/lib/httpd/build/special.mk: No such file or directory
    make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/lib/httpd/build/special.mk'. Stop.

    I'll be checking the forums more often now if you have any questions.
    Premium Member
    RE: help getting Ruby on Rails to work 2009/06/03 20:44:11 (permalink)
    I was trying to find installation tutorial for ROR but couldn't find simple helpful instructions ?
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