Hi, I am following this "tutorial" on dreamhost to deploy with sub directories: 1. Upload your railsapp to ~/railsapp/. ** I have uploaded to /sharemyten.com/list/ (list is my railsapp folder) 2. Make all necessary changes mentioned in the QuickStart Guide above. ** Did this... 3. Create a symlink at the location you want the subdirectory that points to ~/railsapp/public/: $ cd ~/yourdomain.com/ $ ln -s ~/railsapp/public/ railsapp **I put: ln -s ~/list/public/ list and I recieve "cannot overwrite directory" Does anyone know why I am getting this? Obviously it is because "list" is the same name as the folder, but shouldn't it be?? Am I doing something wrong here? 4. That will mostly work, but your railsapp will still write URLs incorrectly. To fix this, add the following line at the end of ~/railsapp/config/environment.rb: ActionController::AbstractRequest.relative_url_root = "/railsapp" **I put this in. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have been pulling my hair out all day today trying to get this thing working.
on 2005-12-19 02:29
on 2005-12-19 02:38
Nevermind :) I got it to work.... I found this and it worked: ----- User Post (2005-08-30 13:30:11 by jwatson) A much, much easier way to do this (and safer!) is to create your rails app above your site directory (i.e., /home/username/yourrailsapphere rather than /home/username/yoursite.com/yourrailsapp). Then all you have to do is cd to where you want to access your rails app and create a symlink. For example, let's create a rails app named foobar that we want to access from http://yoursite.com/foobar: [server]$ cd ~ [server]$ rails foobar [server]$ cd foobar [server]$ chmod 755 public [server]$ chmod 755 dispatch* [server]$ cd ../yoursite.com [server]$ ln -s ../foobar/public foobar Now, you should be able to access your rails app at http://yoursite.com/foobar. No .htaccess modifications required (unless you want to switch to fastcgi, of course). This should at least get you working assuming you're not using a sub-domain, etc.