February 22, 2009

HOWTO: Install a rails stack with ruby-enterprise and passenger on CentOS


Install CentOS with Apache and Mysql.

1. Install ruby enterprise:

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/41040/ruby-enterprise-X.X.X-X.tar.gz
tar xzvf ruby-enterprise-X.X.X-X.tar.gz

2. Create some links:

ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise-1.8.6-20080624 /opt/ruby-enterprise
ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise/bin/gem /usr/bin/gem
ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise/bin/irb /usr/bin/irb
ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise/bin/rake /usr/bin/rake
ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise/bin/rails /usr/bin/rails
ln -fs /opt/ruby-enterprise/bin/ruby /usr/bin/ruby

3. gem install rails -v 2.X.X

I’ve got problems with missing Mysql libraries. To fix this:

3.1 Install mysql-devel

yum install mysql-devel

3.2 Install mysql-gem

/opt/ruby-enterprise-1.8.6-20080624/bin/ruby /opt/ruby-enterprise-1.8.6-20080624/bin/gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-include=/usr/include/mysql --with-mysql-lib=/usr/lib64/mysql

4. Passenger (mod_rails)

4.1 Install Passenger (mod_rails)

gem install passenger

4.2 Passenger Apache Module


5. ImageMagick

5.1 Install ImageMagick Libraries

yum install ImageMagick-devel

5.2 Install rmagick via gems

sudo gem install --no-rdoc --no-ri --no-update-sources rmagick -v 1.15.15


Parameter –version doesn’t work.
Don’t use the parameter “–version”

Read more about this problem:

Missing msfonts

Installation of msfonts according to:

wget http://www.osresources.com/files/centos-windows-fonts/msfonts.tbz
mkdir /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType
tar xvjpf msfonts.tbz -C /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType/

6. Config of apache and your rails app
For configuration of passenger follow the instructions there

Thats it!


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