Incomplete Headers (35 bytes)

Hello

I am trying to run RoR on Fedora with FastCGI/Apache. Same RoR
application works on my os x, and works using dispatch.cgi.
When I try to use dispatch.fcgi though I get this error in server.log:
Wed Nov 23 10:42:39 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] FastCGI: incomplete
headers (35 bytes) received from server
“/home/virtual/site1/fst/var/www/html/public/dispatch.fcgi”

Any ideas what I should look for?
As I said, dispatch.cgi runs the application, it just doesn’t work with
dispatch.fcgi (I get a “Rails application failed to start properly”
error).

Also, running dispatch.fcgi from the shell gives me a 500 Error message.

Thanks :slight_smile:

Sounds like a permission problem. Make sure dispatch.fcgi has
permissions set to 755…

stakadush wrote:

Hello

I am trying to run RoR on Fedora with FastCGI/Apache. Same RoR
application works on my os x, and works using dispatch.cgi.
When I try to use dispatch.fcgi though I get this error in server.log:
Wed Nov 23 10:42:39 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] FastCGI: incomplete
headers (35 bytes) received from server
“/home/virtual/site1/fst/var/www/html/public/dispatch.fcgi”

Any ideas what I should look for?
As I said, dispatch.cgi runs the application, it just doesn’t work with
dispatch.fcgi (I get a “Rails application failed to start properly”
error).

Also, running dispatch.fcgi from the shell gives me a 500 Error message.

Thanks :slight_smile:

And the log directory.

Both dispatch.fcgi & log directory are accesible, and executable. Still
not working…

Just in case I did now ‘chmod -R 755 *’ on the application directory,
but still doesn’t work.

Is there any other log file I can check that should produce more
informative error message? How can I know what’s causing the application
stop?
And why does it work with dispatch.cgi?

Try looking at the apache server logs. It will sometime give you a hint
of what’s wrong. Should be in $APACHE_HOME/logs. Also check the shebang
in your dispatch.fcgi and make sure it’s using the right ruby
interpreter.

-F

The shebang is OK, there are no error messages in the Apache error_log
file (execpt for the Incomplete Headers one) and there are no “puts” in
my code.

Still doesn’t work :frowning:

Sholdn’t be that hard to get the application running with FastCGI should
it? :o
It was a matter of minutes doing it on my os x Apache.

fastcgi.crash.log has this success message (running as an apache
FastCgiServer):
[24/Nov/2005:00:22:21 :: 15145] starting

Which means it’s running, so why do I keep getting the “Rails
application failed to start properly” message all the time? How can I
get verbose error messages from Rails?

I tried also running it normaly (not as a FastCgiServer) but didn’t
matter.

I know the application is configured correctly because dispatch.cgi
works. So it must be something with the FastCGI. I just can’t figure out
what…

Thanks.

If it still doesn’t work make sure you do not have any “puts” lines in
your code

yoav ba wrote:

fastcgi.crash.log has this success message (running as an apache

I know the application is configured correctly because dispatch.cgi
works. So it must be something with the FastCGI. I just can’t figure out
what…

Thanks.

I have this problem on OS X, having once succeeded in getting FastCGI
running on Windows… it would be really useful to have a definitive
source of guidance on this setup (I’ve been comparing the advice from 11
different sources), and on how to do diagnosis of FastCGI problems.

Justin

If you’ve recently updated Rails, you may need to re-rails it.

Make a backup, and go to the root of your project and do rails .
then merge in your changes.

~ Andrew Ettinger ~

Andrew Ettinger wrote:

If you’ve recently updated Rails, you may need to re-rails it.

Make a backup, and go to the root of your project and do rails .
then merge in your changes.

~ Andrew Ettinger ~

Good advice, but this was on a new project. I’ve moved to
lighttpd/fastcgi, which appears to be OK.

thanks,

Justin

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