Nginx and mongrel, more info


Where I can find more info on how to nginx and mongrel boot when the
machine reboots ?

In os x, please. In Linux world I found some scripts but they don’t work
and don’t go in the same place as OS X.



Check out the directory /Library/StartupItems/ in which you’ll find
directories for user added systems that need to be started at
boottime. Typically, there will be a directory for your printer
(assuming you have one attached) as well as a directory for mysql and/
or postgresql.

The start/stop script and plist live there - naming convention seems
to be:
scriptname == /Library/StartupItems/DirectoryName
plistname == StartupParameters.plist

Here’s a script and plist for mysql as an example.




A script to automatically start up MySQL on system bootup

for Mac OS X. This is actually just a wrapper script around

the standard mysql.server init script, which is included in

the binary distribution.

(c) 2003 MySQL AB

Written by Lenz G. [email protected]

Suppress the annoying “$1: unbound variable” error when no option

was given

if [ -z $1 ] ; then
echo "Usage: $0 [start|stop|restart] "
exit 1

Source the common setup functions for startup scripts

test -r /etc/rc.common || exit 1
. /etc/rc.common

The path to the mysql.server init script. The official MySQL

Mac OS X packages are being installed into /usr/local/mysql.


StartService ()
if [ “${MYSQLCOM:=-NO-}” = “-YES-” ] ; then
ConsoleMessage “Starting MySQL database server”
$SCRIPT start > /dev/null 2>&1

StopService ()
ConsoleMessage “Stopping MySQL database server”
$SCRIPT stop > /dev/null 2>&1

RestartService ()
ConsoleMessage “Restarting MySQL database server”
$SCRIPT restart > /dev/null 2>&1

if test -x $SCRIPT ; then
RunService “$1”
ConsoleMessage “Could not find MySQL startup script!”


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Description MySQL 5.0.51a-community OrderPreference None Provides MySQL Uses Network Resolver



On Jan 23, 11:39 pm, Raimon Fs [email protected]

Hi Rick,

I know this place, what I’m not sure if I had really to start-up mongrel
executing the spin file that’s inside the scripts folder.

That file is created by Capistrano when doing a deploy, and Capistano
can execute it, but I’m total newbiew here when it’s a restart or after
a shut-down …