Problem deploying on Site5

I'm finally ready to deploy my site, and I'm having some problems.

I've been able to upload the application and SSH in to run the
commands to put it into production mode, but when I try to run the
rake db:migrate command I get this error:

rake aborted!
no such file to load -- ferret

I saw in the forums that I might have to locally install the gems, so
I gave that a try following this tutorial in the forums(http://
forums.site5.com/showthread.php?t=11954), but I got an error doing
that:

gem install RedCloth
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rational.rb:108: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-linux]

Aborted (core dumped)

having root access? The tutorial, nor 2 pages of comments after it
made any mention of having root access, so I can only assume that it's
something else.

Has anyone successfully deployed to site5 without any headaches? I've
been working on this since yesterday afternoon, and my brain is fried

well, I've decided to give another webhost a try. while I've been
using site5 for 2 years for my other non-ruby sites and they've been
great, i need a rails host that is very easy to setup. I couldn't find
any host-provided tutorials to follow for their systems, only user
generated walkthroughs from 2006.

since this is my first attempt at a rails app, I want it to go as
smoothly as possible :slight_smile:

I'm a site5 user as well and I was able to deploy an app fairly easily
prior to 2.0.2. I would recommend dreamhost because they are
supporting Passenger (mod_rails). I set this up on a local ubuntu
server and it was EXTREMELY smooth and easy to deploy. Not sure about
the performance of this on their servers but I hear good things. I am
probably going to set up an account just for some smaller rails apps.

Ed

I must chime in to this thread to say that Site5 was a nightmare for
me. I spent weeks emailing questions that appeared to be answered by
technicians that had the skill level of 'hamburger flippers'.
Finally, they FIRED me as a user and kept a significant portion of my
yearly pre-paid fee.
Kathleen