Easy installing Passenger mod_rails on gentoo Linux

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Aug 062008

To install the great Mod_Rails on Gentoo linux it’s as easy as 5 steps.aton-mebel.ru

Since you are Gentoo user, i don’t need to go to details. You know what you doing. ;)

Update: Mod-rails now works with apache mpm-worker

add this to /etc/portage/package.use

and this to /etc/make.conf

If it tries to install rails 2.2.2, rake, and lots of other gems that you already have installed trough rubygems, then run emerge with –nodeps option

for example mine looks like this:

That’s it.

Now just drop a similar vhost config file inside /etc/apache/vhosts.d/

This is a sample vhost file for a rails app.

My sample deflate.conf,
used to gzip the content

* Update on July 10, 2008.

– Now using gentoo portage to install it. it’s more smooth.


Personally I found that Thin + nginx uses less memory(Nginx 4MB + each thin server) than
apache + passenger, which uses quite more. (Apache: 50MB + each rails spawner)

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