Hi! Environment ========= Solaris 10 Apache 2.2.0 with fcgid_module Ruby 1.8.4 Rails 1.2.3 I am trying to get FastCGI working. Initially I used "dispatch.cgi" successfully but when I switched to "dispatch.fcgi" I get ==================================================== Application error Rails application failed to start properly ==================================================== and ==================================================== [Tue May 08 16:07:10 2007] [warn] (146)Connection refused: mod_fcgid: read data from fastcgi server error. [Tue May 08 16:07:10 2007] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] Premature end of script headers: dispatch.fcgi ==================================================== So I tried to run the script directly: ==================================================== > ruby public/dispatch.fcgi /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/ active_support/dependencies.rb:266:in `load_missing_constant': uninitialized constant RailsFCGIHandler (NameError) from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/ active_support/dependencies.rb:452:in `const_missing' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/ active_support/dependencies.rb:464:in `const_missing' from public/dispatch.fcgi:24 ==================================================== I have read that this means that the fcgi module is missing, so I tried installing it: ==================================================== > gem install fcgi Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError) ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ruby extconf.rb install fcgi checking for fcgiapp.h... no checking for fastcgi/fcgiapp.h... no *** extconf.rb failed *** Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more details. You may need configuration options. ==================================================== OK, so I am missing header (and lib) files. So I installed fcgi from http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/fcgi-2.4.0.tar.gz and reran the module install (The gem tool is now building against FastCGI which is used in mod_fastcgi for Apache. The resulting fcgi module should be compatible with the alternative mod_fcgid that I am using.) ==================================================== > gem install fcgi Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError) ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ruby extconf.rb install fcgi checking for fcgiapp.h... yes checking for FCGX_Accept() in -lfcgi... yes creating Makefile make gcc -fPIC -g -O2 -I. -I/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/sparc-solaris2.10 -I/ usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/sparc-solaris2.10 -I. -DHAVE_FCGIAPP_H -c fcgi.c In file included from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/sparc-solaris2.10/ruby.h: 24, from fcgi.c:13: /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/sparc-solaris2.10/config.h:17:1: warning: "_FILE_OFFSET_BITS" redefined In file included from /usr/include/iso/stdarg_c99.h:34, from /usr/include/stdarg.h:33, from /usr/sfw/lib/gcc/sparc-sun-solaris2.10/3.4.3/ include/stdio.h:14, from fcgi.c:7: /usr/include/sys/feature_tests.h:188:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition gcc -Wl,-G -L'/usr/local/lib' -Wl,-R'/usr/local/lib' -o fcgi.so fcgi.o -lfcgi -ldl -lcrypt -lm -lc make install ./install-sh -c -m 0755 fcgi.so /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ fcgi-0.8.7/lib make: ./install-sh: Command not found make: *** [/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fcgi-0.8.7/lib/fcgi.so] Error 127 Gem files will remain installed in /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ fcgi-0.8.7 for inspection. Results logged to /proj/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fcgi-0.8.7/ext/ fcgi/gem_make.out ==================================================== I have this twilight zone feeling. Am I on the right track? Should it really be this hard? Any help appreciated, Kevin
on 2007-05-08 16:26
on 2007-05-10 18:49
Posted this as a bug here along with a workaround. http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-core/br... Turns out the gem version is broken anyway and the module needs to be installed from source $ wget sugi.nemui.org/pub/ruby/fcgi/ruby-fcgi-0.8.6.tar.gz $ gunzip -c ruby-fcgi-0.8.6.tar.gz | tar xf - $ cd ruby-fcgi-0.8.6 $ ruby install.rb config $ ruby install.rb setup $ ruby install.rb install Now everything is working fine.