Deploying Radiant - why can't anything ever just work?

So I have been tinkering with Rails all week - I'm a designer, not a
developer, but I'm looking to expand my knowledge. I created an instance
of Radiant, the cms, and am looking to fiddle with it and then try
putting it on a server.

I have the 'radiant project' created here:
RAILS_ROOT: /Users/rmorourk/Sites/radiant_test

When I use locomotive to point this directory at port 3004, I get the
following error on viewing:

Could not find table 'config'

Although the config table is definitely there.

I used SQLite 3 as the database. I'm assuming, sense I am trying to
access it locally, that it is looking at the development database - my
config/database.yml file looks like this:

development:
  adapter: sqlite3
  database: db/development.sqlite3.db

What am I doing wrong here? Do I have to activate the sqlite somehow?
Any advise would be appreciated.

[...]

When I use locomotive to point this directory at port 3004,

Locomotive? Are you using Tiger? 'Cause if you're using Leopard,
then I would recommend using the Rails installation that's included
with the OS.

I get the
following error on viewing:

Could not find table 'config'

[...]

I'm assuming, sense I am trying to
access it locally, that it is looking at the development database

Don't assume. Check. Select the app in Locomotive, choose Get Info,
and see what it says the run mode is -- development, production, or
test. It probably *should* be development, but make sure that it
actually *is*.

(If you're not using Locomotive, this is generally controlled by your
RAILS_ENV environment variable. Also, Locomotive calls them "run
modes", but all other Rails literature calls them environments.)

- my
config/database.yml file looks like this:

development:
adapter: sqlite3
database: db/development.sqlite3.db

I don't know if that's right, since I've not used SQLite. But the
information I came across on the Web suggests that "database:" should
perhaps be "dbfile:". Don't take my word for that, though; check with
someone more knowledgeable about using SQLite with Rails.

What am I doing wrong here? Do I have to activate the sqlite somehow?
Any advise would be appreciated.

Best,

I’m not familiar with Radiant, but you might try:

$ rake db:migrate

at the command prompt, unless the installation instructions said something about creating and initializing the database.

The “rake db:migrate” command will create the database from scratch.

–wpd

Patrick Doyle wrote:

    So I have been tinkering with Rails all week - I'm a designer, not a
    developer, but I'm looking to expand my knowledge. I created an
    instance
    of Radiant, the cms, and am looking to fiddle with it and then try
    putting it on a server.

    I have the 'radiant project' created here:
    RAILS_ROOT: /Users/rmorourk/Sites/radiant_test

    When I use locomotive to point this directory at port 3004, I get the
    following error on viewing:

    Could not find table 'config'

    Although the config table is definitely there.

    I used SQLite 3 as the database. I'm assuming, sense I am trying to
    access it locally, that it is looking at the development database - my
    config/database.yml file looks like this:

    development:
     adapter: sqlite3
     database: db/development.sqlite3.db

    What am I doing wrong here? Do I have to activate the sqlite somehow?
    Any advise would be appreciated.

I'm not familiar with Radiant, but you might try:

$ rake db:migrate

something about creating and initializing the database.

The "rake db:migrate" command will create the database from scratch.

Sorry for the trouble you're experiencing. Try the Radiant mailing list - you're likely to get good help there also. That said, as a general guideline, you should never really need to run in development (that part is for developing the CMS itself, not the content). You should run in production.

Also, when you do that, make sure you follow the instructions over at the site.

The documentation is a bit all over the place right now, but is being reorganized. Take a look at: http://wiki.radiantcms.org/Summer_Reboot for bits of documentation that will help.

Also, specifically see: http://wiki.radiantcms.org/Create_your_first_Radiant_project (with video, I believe) and then see: http://wiki.radiantcms.org/Getting_Started

Make sure that you're on Ruby 1.8.6 - there are still a few kinks with Ruby 1.8.7.

Cheers,
Mohit.
12/26/2008 | 4:28 PM.