Apache 2.0 <=> Pen <=> Mongrel problems

I have a Centos server that I would rather not upgrade to Apache 2.2
due to other sites in production (and the PITA that the upgrade
appears to be). So, I’m using Apache 2.0 <=> Pen <=> 3 Mongrels

3 Mongrels on 11100-11102.
Pen on 11180.

(Aside: Pen vs. Pound? Opinions? Tradeoffs?)

From the command line on the server, I can see that that is working.
“lynx http://
localhost:11180/events” gives me back a “Routing Error: no route
to match “/events” with {:method=>:get}”. That’s correct – there is
no such route. The important thing is that it’s talking to a mongrel.

It’s the Apache <=> Pen that I can’t get to work.

Below is my entry in conf.d: (a few items replaced with [stuff] in
brackets to protect the innocent…

Any obvious issues? I can get to the static web page, but not the
rails app…

<VirtualHost [IP_Address]:80>

RoR app

#SetEnv RAILS_ENV development
SetEnv RAILS_ENV production

ServerName [fqdn of virtual host]
ServerAlias [hostname of virtual host]
DocumentRoot /home/boster/www/tilthouse/dev/rails/[app_dir]/temp-

LogFormat “%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%
CustomLog /home/boster/www/logs/[hostname].access_log common
ErrorLog /home/boster/www/logs/[hostname].error_log

<Directory “/home/boster/www/tilthouse/dev/rails/[app_dir]/temp-
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ProxyRequests Off

<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all

ProxyPass / http://localhost:11180/
ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:11180/

RewriteEngine On

Rewrite index to check for static

Letting rails handle the case with routes

RewriteRule ^/$ /index.html [QSA]

Rewrite to check for Rails cached page

RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]

Expanded setup to only proxy rails pieces (not static pages)

Adapted from http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/mongrel-users/2006-

RewriteCond $1 !images|errors|stylesheets|javascripts|files|

Redirect all non-static requests to cluster

XXX DON’T check the filesystem, as this is extremely slow for


XXX request. Instead, rely on the patterns above. Add more if


Pass everything else thru to mongrel cluster

#RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ balancer://mongrel_cluster%{REQUEST_URI}