Deploying with Passenger question


  I followed the instructions for deploying a site with Passenger from
the screencast that is on the Phusion Passenger site and it didn't
work. I am using Dreamhost to host my site- could the problem be on
their end? Someone suggested that I do:


  on my command line but I already did that when I first installed
Passenger and the Passenger Pref pane and I don't understand why you
would have to install the apache2 module again when you want to deploy
a site. Here are the steps I followed:

  I added this to my configuration file underneath the Loadmodule text
(the same place Ryan Bates pasted it in the screencast):

  <VirtualHost *:80>
      DocumentRoot /Sites/work/blah/public/

  Then I restarted apache:

  sudo apachectl graceful

  and when I go to my sites url I get a "Index of /" page. Should I
change the name of the server from to the name of my
Dreamhost private server?

  I don't know if this is relevant but I am using Mac OSX 10.5.7

  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  Thanks for your time,


Oh- "" is just placeholder text for what my my servername
really is not the actual site which i did not create and am
not involved with.

Just throwing the obvious out there since you didn't specify if you
did it or not:

The LoadModule, PassengerRoot, and PassengerRuby lines are in your
apache conf file right? If not, that's your problem.

Yes- the LoadModule, PassengerRoot and PassengerRuby lines are in my
apache conf file.

What do your Apache logs say when you restart the server? You should
see a line similar to:

[notice] Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.7l DAV/2
Phusion_Passenger/2.2.2 configured -- resuming normal operations


It turns out that the instructions for deploying a site with
passenger are different for Dreamhost. You have to enable Passenger in
a domain management panel and then FTP your application. However,
Dreamhost admits that their process of deploying and starting up a
Rails application does not fully work... I get a Passenger error
message when I go to my site's url:
and I don't know what steps to take to fix the problem.