A small tip: If you happen to get the error “Ruby on Rails application could not be started” after installing Phusion Passenger with Apache and If the page simply says like
There may be a syntax error in the application’s code. Please check for such errors and fix them.
A required library may not installed. Please install all libraries that this application requires.
The application may not be properly configured. Please check whether all configuration files are written correctly, fix any incorrect configurations, and restart this application.
A service that the application relies on (such as the database server or the Ferret search engine server) may not have been started. Please start that service.
and if the Error message or Exception class not giving you any useful hint, then the
Check that the you rails applicaton folder got proper permission to be accessed by apache user.
You can set it by passing the command…
chown -R www-data:www-data /demo
My environment was
Ubuntu 8.10 server
Phusion Passenger – Mod rails
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You are welcome.
You are my saver, since I am new to deploy ROR application. When I met the problem, I did not know how to fix it. I just used your solution, it got my ROR applications running on my server.
Thank you so much for sharing your valued experiences with us! 🙂
PS. Will I ask your some help when I have some problem in the future?
Sorry for the dumb question but where are you running this command. Also do my permissions look right to you?
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:34 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 12 2008 backups
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:32 cache
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 5 2008 games
drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:32 lib
drwxrwsr-x 2 root staff 4096 Oct 20 2008 local
drwxrwxrwt 3 root root 80 Feb 3 15:30 lock
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:32 log
drwxrwsr-x 2 root man 4096 Dec 12 2008 mail
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 12 2008 opt
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:33 rails
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 300 Feb 3 15:31 run
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:32 spool
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Oct 20 2008 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 3 15:34 www