The rails log folder is in my .gitignore file. That means the log
folder is not in the repository. When I deploy my rails app to the
staging server via git pull, the app refuses to work because it does
not see a log folder. I have to manually create an empty log folder
for it to put log files such as acts_as_ferret log inside. So now I
have to commit an empty log folder to the git repository so that I
don’t have to manually create an empty log folder after a git pull on
the staging server. Is there a better way?