I recently put a site up on dreamhost (my first on dh, and my first
using ferret/aaf). I don’t believe I had the problem stated below, but
it’s hard to tell. On occassion it appears that fastcgi isn’t starting,
but if I poke at it a bit (touch dispatch.fcgi) enough, it eventually
will fire up.
Pages without ferret appear to work fine.
Search pages, however, barely/rarely work. My guess is that dreamhost
is killing the fastcgi process due to high cpu and/or memory, but I’m
not sure how to verify that.
In script/console, I ran a search and it took about 50 seconds to
return. So clearly I have something amiss with my ferret/aaf config or
how I’m using it. I have about 50k rows in one table and 7 fields
indexed (with only 4 of them ever being populated with data).
I currently have ferret 0.9.3. I’ve tried upgrading to the latest, but
haven’t been able to get a new aaf (see post about not being able to
install latest aaf) to accompany it so I’m kinda stuck there until I can
get a new aaf.
Anyway, if anybody has any ideas or expectations that should be set with
a shared hosting plan at dreamhost, I’m all ears.
anrake o. wrote:
I think I figured out this problem. All you had to do was add this line
to the top of environment.rb
ENV[‘GEM_PATH’] = ‘/home/USERNAME/.gems’ + ‘:/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8’
The DH wiki says to put the following, but it didn’t seem to work.
ENV[‘GEM_PATH’] = File.expand_path(’~/.gems’) +
I actually created a new test project in dev. mode and saw an error
some where like “couldn’t expand ~” or “unknown comand expand_path” or
something like that and just put in the absolute path as above on a
whim. Then it worked fine.
Hi, I am experiencing exactly the same phenomenon.
Everything works find on my powerbook, but not on DH. I changed
bash_profile to add my local .gems directory and installed ferret with
no apparent problems. I added a line to environment.rb as instructed in
the wiki but still get the same problems when I try to deploy my new
site (via Capistrano). Likewise I think dispatch.fcgi is not starting.
Chris L. wrote:
Does anybody have experience with running ferret on dreamhost ?
My app is running ok until I install the acts_as_ferret plugin, at which
point I get “Rails application failed to start properly” errors. I’ve
used script/console to confirm that I can require ‘ferret’ and make a
new Index object . Everything appears to be ok in that respect.
Unfortunately there is nothing logged in these circumstances, except :
[Wed Aug 16 07:10:23 2006] [error] [client 126.96.36.199] FastCGI: comm
with (dynamic) server
(first read) idle timeout (120 sec)
[Wed Aug 16 07:10:23 2006] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] FastCGI:
incomplete headers (0 bytes) received from server
in the “apache” type logs that dreamhost gives me . Through trial and
error I am fairly sure it is ferret that is causing this, as when I
remove the plugin the site works ok.
I am using ferret 0.9.5 . As far as I can see dispatch.fcgi is not
Would appreciate any comments,