mod_rails is defaulting to development mode

I just installed mod_rails on a brand new Hardy server and for some
reason it is defaulting to development mode. I even put RailsEnv in
the apache config file.

Any ideas on what might be causing this?

Okay I disabled mod_rails and noticed that the app is still defaulting
to development mode (i did a rake db:create with no password on the
development database to throw up and an error if it uses the
development database) ... so I guess it's some rails thing or ruby
thing that is going crazy ... any ideas?

Did you try setting it in the config/environment.rb?

best.
mike

Yea i can set it there but it only changes it for the web... when I do
db:migration, it tries to use the development database

Okay thanks to help from Slicehost.com people, here is the code that i
added to my .bashrc file:

export RAILS_ENV=production

Right, it has nothing to do with mod_rails since you are doing rake. By default rake assumes development so you don’t end up shooting yourself in the foot.
To run with production use:
rake db:create RAILS_ENV=production
Hth,
Long