Problem launching mongrel


I use capistrano with mongrel and apache.

When I cap deploy:start, It launches nothing. So I :
sd-17133:/var/rails/canardps3/current# mongrel_cluster_ctl start
Starting all mongrel_clusters…
/usr/local/bin/mongrel_cluster_ctl:7:in chdir': No such file or directory - /etc/mongrel_cluster (Errno::ENOENT) from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_cluster_ctl:7:inrun’
from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_cluster_ctl:55
guess it may be the problem. Any idea on what can I do to fix this ?

Have you tried passing a configuration file in?

I have my config file for prod, qa, etc. under

The cluster can be started with -c ./path/to/config/file (which has
startup directory, ports, etc)…or you can create a directory in
/etc/mongrel_cluster that has symlinks to all your config files for
each environment.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Sylvain P. [email protected]

    from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_cluster_ctl:55

guess it may be the problem. Any idea on what can I do to fix this ?

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Anthony E.

Sylvain, can you post your mongrel_cluster_ctl to the list? It looks
your start script is trying to find a file but it’s not there.

clearly you are missing a configuration file on the server. /etc/
mongrel_cluster… you need to create a configuration file to start
your mongrel cluster. It first looks into your rails config directory
and then in /etc/mongrel_clusters.


Ok, I get the config file, but in fact this don’t make the cap

Some information :

my script/spin :


/var/rails/canardps3/current/script/process/spawner \

mongrel \

–environment=production \

–instances=1 \

–address= \


my spawner :

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/…/config/boot’

require ‘commands/process/spawner’

I got no error except
C:\railsapp\canardps3>cap deploy:start

but a ps aux | grep mongrel isn’t returning a thing.

Were can I find some clue ?

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