Hi, I'm trying to install my rails app on a shared hosting webserver. I've compiled my own ruby, then installed gem and the mysql, fcgi and rails gems. The website is being served by apache and fcgi. When I try to load my web page, I've got the following error : Application error Rails application failed to start properly How do I know what's wrong ? Where are the logs ? (the .log files in myapp/logs are empty). Thanks for your help, Martin.
on 2007-01-23 20:38
on 2007-01-24 14:24
Hello Martin, Perhaps the Apache logs can shed some light on the problem. What does you .htaccess file look like? Do dispatch.rb and dispatch.fcgi have the correct path to ruby on the first line? Are the permissions correct for your RAILS_ROOT/log directory? Your log directories are empty and this could indicate that the user that you're running apache under does not have write access to your apps log directory. Jason On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 02:41:59 -0000
on 2007-01-25 12:38
checkout stuff on http://www.hostingrails.com/forums covers pretty much everything about ror+apache + fcgi I think it most likely has to do with folder permissions and or shebang lines in files as dispatch* look for those topics in the link above. cheers, spyros
on 2007-01-26 15:57
I've found that if your app takes a while to crash/come back with an error and you can't see anything in the Rails' logs, the problem is [nearly without fail] in environment.rb or boot.rb in the config directory. If you've edited the files in Windows, do your self a favor and run dos2unix on the files. Seriously, just give it a try. If that doesn't solve things you can sometimes get a more detailed view of what's wrong by loading the console [script/console] or booting up an instance of webrick [script/server]. Those will crash to STDERR/STDOUT and you'll be able to see better what's going on. If it's crashing almost immediately, then the problem should be in the logs. Also, don't forget to restart the dispatchers when you change your code. That can cause some unnecessary heartache as well. Good luck, RSL On 1/25/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <