Forum: Ruby on Rails Jamis, problem w/Capistrano

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Peter J. (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 23:54

I've spent hours trying to get Capistrano working, to no avail.  I'm
hosting over at, and here's their instructions
I've been following:

I can't get past step 7.  When I execute "rake remote:setup", I get a
rake aborted! message.  When I do a "rake --tasks", I get only a small
subset of commands - the support guy at the host sent me a screen shot
of his "rake --tasks", and he's got a LOT more commands than I do.

What am I doing wrong?  Or are his instructions wrong?
Peter J. (Guest)
on 2006-05-27 00:11

Forgot to mention - my local box is WinXP, railsplayground server is
Linux, fwiw...
Alan B. (Guest)
on 2006-05-27 01:52
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"Peter J." <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote
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> Jamis,
> Forgot to mention - my local box is WinXP, railsplayground server is
> Linux, fwiw...


I'm having exactly the same problem, and I'm deploying from a windows
box to
linux too. See my earlier thread 'Capistrano on windows (again)' for
specific details of my problem. I think the issue lies with the windows
environment. We could be missing a required library

Peter J. (Guest)
on 2006-05-31 16:53

I finally resolved the problem.  I simply created a new rails app,
copied my existing app into the new app's folders, and then followed the
setup procedure for Capistrano.  All is well now.

I *think* the problem had to do with the file 'Rakefile' in the app's
root folder.  Before I generated the new app, this file was pretty big -
and I had never manually touched it.  The new file is very short, 10
lines to be exact.

Hope this helps...
Peter J. (Guest)
on 2006-05-31 16:54

Forgot to mention - when I copied my existing app to the new app folder,
I didn't copy the existing Rakefile - I left the new one intact that was
just created.
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