Forum: Ruby on Rails How should permissions be set for a Rails app?

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Bryan W. (Guest)
on 2006-01-18 05:59
I'm a newbie and I'm having a tough time figuring out how the
permissions need to be set to get a Rails app running on a shared host.

I'm attempting to follow the fastCGI instructions here:
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/FastCGI


Now, I'm getting this error:
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You don't have permission to access /dispatch.fcgi/ on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use
an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
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I have checked the permissions and they're 777

This actually brings up an interesting Topic.

What do the permissions for Rforum to run on a a shared host?

I've never really found a good tuturial that describes how permissions
should be set for a Ruby / Rails web application.

I'd appreciate any references to info that can help.

thanks,
Bryan

p.s. for what it's worth here are my current permissions.

this is Home:

drwxr-x---    3 XXXXXX XXXXXX 4096 Dec 14 18:20 public_ftp
drwxr-xr-x    2 XXXXXX XXXXXX 4096 Jan 12 18:54 public_html
drwxr-xr-x    3 XXXXXX XXXXXX 4096 Jan  6 12:19 rforum


and here is an LS -LA for the Rforum app: ( rforum/trunk )
drwxr-xr-x  15 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan 11 16:07 .
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:19 ..
drwxr-xr-x   7 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:20 app
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:21 attachments
drwxr-xr-x   4 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan 10 17:15 config
drwxr-xr-x   4 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:21 db
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 ferret_index
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 lang
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 lib
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 1059 Jan  6 12:22 LICENSE
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 log
drwxr-xr-x   7 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan 13 12:13 public
-rwxr-xr-x   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 1767 Jan  6 12:23 Rakefile.rb
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 1024 Jan 11 16:07 README
drwxr-xr-x   5 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:23 script
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:23 server
drwxr-xr-x   7 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:19 .svn
drwxr-xr-x   7 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:25 test


and lastly here is the rforum/trunk/public  LS -LA
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx   99 Jan  6 12:22 404.html
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx   69 Jan  6 12:22 500.html
-rwxr-xr-x   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx  479 Jan  6 12:22 dispatch.cgi
-rwxrwxrwx   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx  874 Jan 13 12:13 dispatch.fcgi
-rwxr-xr-x   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx  479 Jan  6 12:22 dispatch.rb
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4710 Jan  6 12:22 favicon.ico
-rwxr-xr-x   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx 2550 Jan  6 12:22 .htaccess
drwxr-xr-x   4 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 images
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 javascripts
-rw-r--r--   1 xxxxxx xxxxxx   43 Jan  6 12:22 robots.txt
drwxr-xr-x   8 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:23 skins
drwxr-xr-x   3 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:23 stylesheets
drwxr-xr-x   7 xxxxxx xxxxxx 4096 Jan  6 12:22 .svn

Are those permission correct?

Which need to be changed?
Joe Van D. (Guest)
on 2006-01-18 06:28
(Received via mailing list)
On 1/17/06, Bryan W. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
>
> Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use
> an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
> -------------

I'm guessing this is an Apache issue, not something to do with
filesystem permissions.
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