Can't reach a controller :(

When I try to see a controller I get a 404 error, this is what WEBrick

What could it be? Thanks for the help :wink:

=> Booting WEBrick…
=> Rails application started on
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server; call with --help for options
[2007-09-10 13:30:26] INFO WEBrick 1.3.1
[2007-09-10 13:30:26] INFO ruby 1.8.6 (2007-06-07) [i486-linux]
[2007-09-10 13:30:26] INFO WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=6020
port=3000 - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:48 CEST] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 200 7552

  • -> / - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:48 CEST] “GET /javascripts/
    prototype.js HTTP/1.1” 200 71260
    http://localhost:3000/ -> /javascripts/prototype.js - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:48 CEST] “GET /javascripts/effects.js
    HTTP/1.1” 200 38200
    http://localhost:3000/ -> /javascripts/effects.js - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:48 CEST] “GET /images/rails.png HTTP/
    1.1” 200 1787
    http://localhost:3000/ -> /images/rails.png - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:48 CEST] “GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1”
    200 0
  • -> /favicon.ico
    #<ArgumentError: Anonymous modules have no name to be referenced by>
    dependencies.rb:404:in to_constant_name'", "/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/ gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:214:inqualified_name_for’", “/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
    const_missing'", "/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/ dispatcher.rb:117:inreset_after_dispatch’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
    gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/dispatcher.rb:51:in dispatch'", "/usr/lib/ruby/ gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/webrick_server.rb:113:inhandle_dispatch’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/
    webrick_server.rb:79:in service'", "/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/ httpserver.rb:104:inservice’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/
    httpserver.rb:65:in run'", "/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb: 173:instart_thread’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:162:in
    start'", "/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:162:instart_thread’”,
    “/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:95:in start'", "/usr/lib/ruby/ 1.8/webrick/server.rb:92:ineach’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/
    server.rb:92:in start'", "/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:23:instart’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:82:in start'", "/usr/ lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/webrick_server.rb:63:indispatch’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/commands/
    servers/webrick.rb:59”, “/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
    custom_require.rb:27:in gem_original_require'", "/usr/local/lib/ site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:inrequire’”, “/usr/lib/
    dependencies.rb:495:in require'", "/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ activesupport-1.4.2/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:342:innew_constants_in’”, “/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/
    lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:495:in require'", "/usr/lib/ruby/ gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.2.3/lib/commands/server.rb:39", "/usr/local/lib/ site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:ingem_original_require’”, "/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
    custom_require.rb:27:in require'", "script/server:3"] [2007-09-10 13:30:51] ERROR/say/hello’ not found. - - [10/Sep/2007:13:30:51 CEST] “GET /say/hello HTTP/1.1”
    404 279
  • -> /say/hello

first of all, there could be a million reasons why this webrick isn’t
running correctly, starting from the method not being there to
permissions on your server, etc etc .

it looks as if you tried reaching

localhost:3000/say/hello .

what controller are you trying to access? according to default rail
values (assuming u didn’t change anything) you should be trying to
access a controller class SayController with the action hello being
defined. (ie, you should have in your controllers/ folder a file called
something like * with ->


class SayController < ApplicationController


def hello
#…some good code here


is this your case so far?

Yes, exactly, I have generated the controller using the script and I
have an action defined on the controller (actually, is the example of
the agile development with rails book). I haven’t changed anything of
the settings of rails, and I’ve tried with an Apache server and it was
a 404 too

thanks for the answer

On 10 sep, 15:17, Shai R. [email protected]

I’ve been thinking about it, and I tried with the rails package from
the debian repository, instead of the rails from gems

Now, it works properly. Thanks for the help anyway.