Trouble installing Ruby on Rails with Apache 2 on Linux

Hi, I’m running Fedora Core 5 Linux on an x86 machine with Apache 2.2.
I’m trying to install Ruby on Rails using the instructions here
(http://blog.eukhost.com/2006/09/30/ruby-on-rails/). If anyone has
better instructions, please let me know!

I was unable to install mod_fastcgi because of errors it was giving me.
Skipping that step, I completed the rest of the steps, including

echo “FastCgiIpcDir /tmp/fcgi/” >>
/usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf
echo “AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi” >>
/usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf
echo “FastCgiWrapper On” >> /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf

but got this error when I restarted my Apache 2 server …

Syntax error on line 448 of /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf:
Invalid command ‘FastCgiIpcDir’, perhaps misspelled or defined by a
module not included in the server configuration

Any ideas what’s going wrong?

Thanks, - Dave

Hi Dave,

the error is probably because you couldn’t install mod_fastcgi. If you
want to go with Apache2, there are a few other options besides fastcgi
to get Ruby on
Rails going. Apache2 + fcgid or Apache2 + Mongrel. The last option is
the most popular at the moment. I have a couple of links up at
http://www.railshostinginfo.com/static/setting_up_a_webserver_for_rails
that point to some good tutorials that should get you up and running
very quickly.

Kind regards,

Nick S.

Thanks. These are some good links, but what I can’t seem to find is
what directives I need to put in my httpd.conf file to recognize pages
written in ruby and pass those along to the correct interpreter. Do
you have a tutorial with the step-by-step setup?

Thanks, -Dave

So long as your document root is pointed at /public and .htaccess is
turned on you should be OK (unless you are configuring for something
fancy like Mongrel).

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