Heroku deployment problem

after running git push heroku, I get successful deployment, but when I
go to the relevant site on heroku, I get the following message:

Application Error
An error occurred in the application and your page could not be served.
Please try again in a few moments.

If you are the application owner, check your logs for details.

Does anyone know why?

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Gaba L. [email protected]
wrote:

after running git push heroku, I get successful deployment, but when I
go to the relevant site on heroku, I get the following message:

Application Error
An error occurred in the application and your page could not be served.
Please try again in a few moments.

If you are the application owner, check your logs for details.

Does anyone know why?

Yes, someone does – whoever follows that last instruction to
“check your logs for details”


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

Try to run the migrations and creating the database.

heroku rake db:create
heroku raake db:migrate

Create the database and try to run the migrations.

$ heroku rake db:create
$ heroku rake db:migrate

Bruno

Gaba, There can be a number of reasons and the advice to check those
logs will help. Things to watch out for are analyzing what may be
different on heroku than with your local copy. Simple things are like
is the type of database the same, are you trying to upload a file when
the app is not configured to work with external storage, is there
something in your local db that you are so used to having set that
might not on the one heroku is looking at etc.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Hassan S.
<[email protected]

wrote:

Does anyone know why?

Yes, someone does – whoever follows that last instruction to
“check your logs for details”

Right – type the command ‘heroku logs’ into the console and you will be
shown the log, which will probably say something relevant to the
problem.

One of the things I noticed that it said is:
/usr/ruby1.8.7/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/bundler-1.0.7/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:64:
in ‘require’: no such file to load --sqlite3

Do you that’s it? Basically what happened was I first installed Ruby
1.9.2, then Rails, but ran into some problems, so then installed
instantrails, which included the whole package, but used ruby 1.8.7.
Now, sqlite3 was installed as part of that, but I’m not sure why I am
getting this error. How do I check to make sure the migrations took
place, etc.?

Also, when I typed in

rake db:migrate,

I get:
<in c:/sample_app>

but then when I check the “db” folder, there’s no migrate folder that’s
been created. It should have been right?

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM, David K.
[email protected]wrote:

1.9.2, then Rails, but ran into some problems, so then installed

I dont think you have to do db:create but I do it just for the heck of it.

Heroku does not automatically create your db.

Take that back: I think it does automatically create the db but it does
not
run your migrations for you.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Gaba L. [email protected]
wrote:

place, etc.?

First, when you push your app to heroku, make sure you are not getting
any
errors. Once you push to heroku run:

heroku rake db:create db:migrate (and if you want, db:seed)

I dont think you have to do db:create but I do it just for the heck of
it.

Heroku does not automatically create your db.

Not sure if this is your issue. If you still have trouble I recommend to
delete your heroku app and then start over creating it on heroku. Save
all
the output you get from heroku and if you hit a snag it will help a lot
if
you would post the progression here so we can be of more specific help.

Also, if it works on my localhost, but not on heroku, does that mean the
code works?

How do I delete and create it over in Heroku? I don’t do it through the
rails console but rather from heroku.com?

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Gaba L. [email protected]
wrote:

How do I delete and create it over in Heroku?

Why would you do that when you haven’t determined the problem?

I don’t do it through the rails console but rather from heroku.com?

You can do it either way. From your app directory, type heroku help
to see the commands available. Or log into your account on heroku
in a browser.

Whatever. I would try to figure out the problem first…


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 8:40 AM, Bryan C. [email protected]
wrote:

Check your database.yml, Gemfile, and Gemfile.lock. Make sure you are
specifying that you want to use PostgreSQL which is the database that Heroku
uses not SQLite3.

Sorry, that’s pointless. Heroku doesn’t care about your database.yml
file at all. As long as you don’t have any proprietary SQL statements
in your app or migrations, it should move between environments with
no issues.

You’re (sic) development environment should match production the
best that it can.

Generally that’s a good ideal to strive for, but with a cloud service
like
Heroku it’s irrelevant. I develop locally with MySQL and mongrel or
unicorn and push those apps to Heroku generally without issues.

But in the absence of actual log data, who knows what’s going on? :slight_smile:


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Gaba L. [email protected]
wrote:

One of the things I noticed that it said is:

/usr/ruby1.8.7/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/bundler-1.0.7/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:64:
in ‘require’: no such file to load --sqlite3

Check your database.yml, Gemfile, and Gemfile.lock. Make sure you are
specifying that you want to use PostgreSQL which is the database that
Heroku
uses not SQLite3. You’re development environment should match production
the
best that it can. That means that you should be using the same database
types as well as web server (Thin is used by Heroku). You’ll knock out
that
majority of your problems if you keep your environments as closely
inline as
possible.

B.

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Hassan S. <
[email protected]> wrote:

in your app or migrations, it should move between environments with
no issues.

You’re (sic) development environment should match production the
best that it can.

Generally that’s a good ideal to strive for, but with a cloud service like
Heroku it’s irrelevant. I develop locally with MySQL and mongrel or
unicorn and push those apps to Heroku generally without issues.

Far from pointless or irrelevant. I develop locally in MySQL pushed to
Heroku, crash. PostgresSQL didn’t play nice with the Rails migration
statements for a column change. Fixed issue, pushed to Heroku, crash.
Heroku
didn’t like the gem I had installed. Fixed issue, pushed to Heroku,
crash.
Heroku didn’t like where SSL keys were stored or created. Fixed issue,
pushed to Heroku, crash. Thin was more temperamental about code than
Mongrel
was. Worked in development and not in production. Why? Environment. You
are
setting yourself up for issue after issue when you assume that something
should just work between environments with no issues. Environment is
extremely important when developing. Just like a car chassis is not
swappable with every type of car neither is the environment you create a
program on.

But in the absence of actual log data, who knows what’s going on? :slight_smile:

Agreed. Given what little has been presented from the log it points to
attempts to load sqlite3 and use that over PostgreSQL. I wish I had the
full
log output to confirm. cough cough

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Bryan C. [email protected]
wrote:

Far from pointless or irrelevant. I develop locally in MySQL pushed to
Heroku, crash.

We’ll have to agree to disagree, then. I’ve got 4 or 5 deployments on
Heroku, and haven’t seen any such environment-related problems.
And I’d suggest the whole point of a PaaS is to eliminate such things.

(The one issue I’ve had was related to db:push getting broken by an
update to the taps gem, now fixed.)

YMMV!

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

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