I'm having the same problems as this fellow, Mr. Cheetham, in getting my rails app up and running on apache2+fcgid. Webrick runs, but dispatch.fcgi never actually runs, and apache spits out a grusome "Premature end of script headers: dispatch.cgi" error message in the log. Mr. Cheetham describes his problem at http://www.archivesat.com/Typo_blogging_engine/thr... I can safely say dispatch.fcgi is not actually running because, like mr. Cheetham, I modified my dispatch.fcgi to spit out some foo into /tmp as soon as it is run. Foo is not being spat. Manually running dispatch.fcgi gives me a 500 error and spits out some foo to /tmp. Please assist, I've been going completely bonkers over this. There's nothing in rails_root/log, no useful info from apache..... I want my 8 hours back. I want this working. :/ Thanks-a-many, Rektide
on 2006-03-12 02:31
on 2006-03-12 02:54
In dispatch.fcgi the top line should have something like this: #!/usr/bin/ruby In a terminal decide where ruby is located by: which ruby and put the path after the exlamation mark. This is it in terms of rails configuration. You might need other libraries related to fcgi to make this run. What distro/os do you run?
on 2006-03-12 03:08
I'm on RH/Fedora FC2. I compiled ruby 1.8.4, mod_fcgid, a bunch of other stuff from source. I've been hitting wall after wall on this deploy, I imported an older .htaccess that was still Rewriting to the .cgi, not the .fcgi. Now that its trying to run the .fcgi, I'm getting some output in the apache logs, although dispatch.fcgi is still not running. Here's my output: [Sat Mar 11 20:16:07 2006] [debug] fcgid_proc_unix.c(487): (111)Connection refused: mod_fcgid: can't connect unix domain socket: /home/geodb/config/fcgi/28988.13 [Sat Mar 11 20:16:07 2006] [debug] fcgid_proc_unix.c(487): (111)Connection refused: mod_fcgid: can't connect unix domain socket: /home/geodb/config/fcgi/28988.14 [Sat Mar 11 20:16:07 2006] [info] mod_fcgid: can't apply process slot for /home/httpd/vhosts/[host]/httpdocs/geo/dispatch.fcgi /home/httpd/vhosts/[host]/httpdocs/geo is a softlink to /home/geodb Again, manually running ./public/dispatch.fcgi gives me 500 error message and actually runs dispatch.fcgi. dispatch.fcgi doesnt seem to be the problem, looks like it's mod_fcgid not actually starting rails processes. Thanks, rektide
on 2006-03-12 03:08
Forgot to mention /home/geodb/config/fcgi directory is world writable, and accessible. Just another checkmark. Thanks.
on 2006-03-23 01:51
make sure that wherever in the apache config you are loading the module you also have these fcgid IPCCommTimeout and IPCConnectTimeout options set. example: LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so AddHandler fcgid-script .fcg AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi IPCCommTimeout 40 IPCConnectTimeout 10