Routing Error


I am a little lost on a Routing error in accessing my javascripts and
stylesheets files on production and hopefully someone can help me.

Part of what is confusing me is that the same code that works fine on my
XP dev box is giving this Routing error when I put it up on the hosting
site in production environment. The only difference being the
environment itself (prod vs. dev) and that the javascripts and
stylesheets directories are symbolic links on production instead of
actual directories as on my local dev box.

For files like “/javascripts/path/to/my.js” and “/stylesheets/myapp.css”
I get error message like

ActionController::RoutingError (No route matches
“/stylesheets/myapp.css” with {:method=>:get}):

I have looked at the routes.rb (included below) long enough but can’t
see what is causing this Routing error.

I also started up a script_console and after loading up
ActionController::Routing::Routes in a variable the recognize_path for
“stylesheets/myapp.css” fails with the same error but it brings up the
page fine on that dev box without any errors - which is a little
confusing as well.

Here is what I have in my routes.rb

map.resources :users, :collection => { :resetpwd => :get, :getnewpwd
=> :get, :getpwdresetcode => :post }

map.resource :session, :controller => ‘session’, :collection => {
:welcome_home => :get}

map.root :controller => ‘session’, :action => ‘new’
map.activate ‘/activate/:activation_code’, :controller => ‘users’,
:action => ‘activate’, :activation_code => nil
map.resetpwd ‘/resetpwd/:resetpwd_code’, :controller => ‘users’,
:action => ‘resetpwd’, :resetpwd_code => nil
map.signup ‘/signup’, :controller => ‘users’, :action => ‘new’
map.login ‘/login’, :controller => ‘session’, :action => ‘new’
map.logout ‘/logout’, :controller => ‘session’, :action => ‘destroy’

map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id’
map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id.:format’

Sounds like I am missing something simple.

Appreciate any thoughts/pointers.


Why are the stylesheets and javascripts directories symbolic links on

I have over 3K files under javascripts (dojo library) that I don’t want
to deploy every time. Also, following the advice somewhere, given that
javascripts/stylesheets/images don’t change that often, it was
recommended to put them in shared and create symbolic links from the
deployed public directory.

Any thoughts on what could be causing the routing error?


It sounds like whatever webserver you’re using on the Production
machine (eg Apache, Nginx, etc) isn’t actually handling the requests
for the requests for the static javascripts/stylesheets. In the case
of Apache (I don’t have any real experience with anything else), make
sure that Options +FollowSymLinks is in your .htaccess or your vhost
container, and also depending on what Ruby app server you’re using,
the appropriate rewrite directives are in place to only pass requests
to the app server for URI’s that do not exists.

If you need more precise help, what web server and Ruby app server are
you using on the production server?

If you need more precise help, what web server and Ruby app server are
you using on the production server?

Thanks and you are right. I need to configure my web server for this to
follow symbolic links. I am using a Shared Accelerator on Joyent which
has Apache as the web server and Mongrel for the Ruby app server. I am
also browsing the discussion forums on Joyent. Thanks for any specifics
you can provide on what needs to go there - I will keep that as
reference based on what I find on Joyent forums.


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