Hello everyone, I'm very new to Ruby, Rails, and Radiant and recently attempted a fresh install of Radiant 0.6.1 on a VPS I have running CentOS-4. I didn't receive any error messages during any of the installations but am unsure how to make the application run. I'm very eager to begin learning and using Radiant and will attempt to provide you with as much relevant information as possible. Excuse the length of the following. It is an output from running the gem list command. The following gems are installed. Am I missing anything? Everything should be current. Please note that this is my first time installing Ruby, Rails, Gems, basically anything related to RoR or Radiant. ======================================================================== ======= *** LOCAL GEMS *** actionmailer (1.3.3) Service layer for easy email delivery and testing. actionpack (1.13.3) Web-flow and rendering framework putting the VC in MVC. actionwebservice (1.2.3) Web service support for Action Pack. activerecord (1.15.3) Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM. activesupport (1.4.2) Support and utility classes used by the Rails framework. capistrano (1.4.1) Capistrano is a framework and utility for executing commands in parallel on multiple remote machines, via SSH. The primary goal is to simplify and automate the deployment of web applications. cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.1) Fix an exploitable bug in CGI multipart parsing which affects Ruby <= 1.8.5 when multipart boundary attribute contains a non-halting regular expression string. daemons (1.0.6) A toolkit to create and control daemons in different ways fastthread (1.0) Optimized replacement for thread.rb primitives fcgi (0.8.7) FastCGI library for Ruby. gem_plugin (0.2.2) A plugin system based only on rubygems that uses dependencies only gettext (1.9.0) Ruby-GetText-Package is a libary and tools to localize messages. mongrel (1.0.1) A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, Nitro and Iowa apps. mongrel_cluster (0.2.1) Mongrel plugin that provides commands and Capistrano tasks for managing multiple Mongrel processes. mysql (2.7) MySQL/Ruby provides the same functions for Ruby programs that the MySQL C API provides for C programs. needle (1.3.0) Needle is a Dependency Injection/Inversion of Control container for Ruby. It supports both type-2 (setter) and type-3 (constructor) injection. It takes advantage of the dynamic nature of Ruby to provide a rich and flexible approach to injecting dependencies. net-sftp (1.1.0) Net::SFTP is a pure-Ruby implementation of the SFTP client protocol. net-ssh (1.1.1) Net::SSH is a pure-Ruby implementation of the SSH2 client protocol. radiant (0.6.1) A no-fluff content management system designed for small teams. rails (1.2.3) Web-application framework with template engine, control-flow layer, and ORM. rake (0.7.3) Ruby based make-like utility. sources (0.0.1) This package provides download sources for remote gem installation unicode (0.1) Unicode normalization library. ======================================================================== ======= After successfully installing Radiant, I ran the following command script/server -e production from the root Radiant directory. I'm assuming this starts Radiant on the server? This was the response: => Booting Mongrel (use 'script/server webrick' to force WEBrick) => Rails application starting on http://0.0.0.0:3000 => Call with -d to detach => Ctrl-C to shutdown server ** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:3000 ** Starting Rails with production environment... ** Rails loaded. ** Loading any Rails specific GemPlugins ** Signals ready. TERM => stop. USR2 => restart. INT => stop (no restart). ** Rails signals registered. HUP => reload (without restart). It might not work well. ** Mongrel available at 0.0.0.0:3000 ** Use CTRL-C to stop. So far so good, right? I then attempted to access Radiant on the server via the URL that I unpacked the Radiant application files to. I assumed that these files had to be located into a web accessible directory so I placed them in /home/user/public_html/cms. When I try to access this directory in my web browser, I simply receive a default directory listing displaying the contents of the directory. No Radiant login screen. Also, because this is my first time installing RoR and a Rails application, I also need to know how to set it up so Radiant starts automatically so I don't have to initiate it manually. So, is the reason I'm seeing a directory listing rather than a Radiant page because Radiant isn't actually running on the server? Thanks for reading. I apologize for lengthy message and hope I provided a sufficient amount of information. Best, Mason
on 2007-06-10 07:56
on 2007-06-10 08:19
Hi Mason, Here's what you need to do to get it all working together: 1. Install as per the instructions on the website - you seem to already have the gem installed http://dev.radiantcms.org/radiant/wiki/Installation 2. Create an application using the 'radiant' command Let's assume that you created the application in: /usr/local/radiant (or something) 3. Edit database properties and create database in MySQL (or whichever one you're using) 4. Run the instructions for bootstrapping the database 5. Then, start the server in the root directory of the application [/usr/local/radiant]script/server -e production This starts the server on port 3000. Thereafter, the site should be up on http://localhost:3000/ Hope this helps. Once you get past this hurdle and want to start to look at creating pages based on an empty website, you can refer to the 'Hello World' article on my blog: http://notepad.onghu.com/2007/5/26/hello-world-usi... Mohit. Mason Galindo wrote: > should be current. > *** snip ***
on 2007-06-10 08:43
Hi Mohit, Thanks for your response. Perhaps I wasn't clear in my first message but I've already completed all of the steps you outlined. Ruby is installed, all gems are installed (I'm assuming anyway. I posted the installed gems list so you could verify this), the radiant command has been run: radiant --database mysql /home/tspadmin/cms and was successful. The database properties have been edited. Database has been bootstrapped. Command script/server -e production has been run successfully. Now, I'm wondering how I access the admin login page. Also, why would the site be accessible via localhost? I'm not installing this on my personal computer but rather onto a web server. Thanks, Mason
on 2007-06-10 08:47
Mason Galindo wrote: > > Also, why would the site be accessible via localhost? I'm not > installing this on my personal computer but rather onto a web server. > Hi Mason, I wrote those out so that you could just double check. As for localhost, my mistake - I had overlooked the point that you mentioned it's on a VPS. If everything's been run and is fine, the site should be on http://your-vps-address:3000/ The reason for this is that running script/server will start Mongrel to serve applications/ web pages on port 3000. Hope this helps. Cheers Mohit.
on 2007-06-10 09:07
Mason Galindo wrote: > Mason > Mason, Definitely, your radiant site is installed in a wrong directory. It should not be running from a publicly accessible directory (that way someone can read your password, application, etc.) I'm trying to see what else may be wrong. You're sure that script/server is running right now? Perhaps, you can take a look at some of the other deployment guides at: http://dev.radiantcms.org/radiant/wiki/HowTos I think you may need help from someone else on this forum :-| Cheers Mohit.
on 2007-06-10 09:16
Hi Mohit, Thanks for pointing that out. Now I'm not sure what I should do. I've renamed the 'cms' directory to make it temporarily inaccessible. Maybe I should move it to a different location on the server? Where would you recommend? Now I'm stumped. Thanks for your help. If you're unsure of how to proceed, I can wait for someone help to pop in and give me a hand. Best, Mason
on 2007-06-10 09:24
Mason Galindo wrote: > Best, > Mason > I think someone else should help you out. On the other hand, take a look at the guides for deploying Radiant to a any of the other hosts. Perhaps, that would help you looking in the right direction. Cheers Mohit.
on 2007-06-10 09:42
Mohit, Thanks for your help. Nice meeting you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Best, Mason