relative_url_root and javascript_include_tag

I have the same problem, I've tried a zillion combinations of
configuration, and I still can't figure out any way to solve it.

When I use the asset tag helpers with :all, :cache=>true and
relative_url_root, asset loading behavior becomes completely erratic.
Sometimes they load, sometimes they cache, and sometimes it's a 404.

The first time I run this in production mode, I get an error like the
one you posted, saying the files could not be found. Rails is looking in
a directory structure that repeats the relative_url_root AFTER the asset
directory (some.host.com/foo/public/foo/javascripts/bar.js).

A resulting concatenated all.js file is created which is empty.

I'd be ok with moving my javascripts to the extra directory, but in
development mode (without caching), they are invisible and I get the
same same error in reverse. Furthermore in development mode, the
timestamp is not appended to the javascript files.

I can't tell what's breaking what... relative_url_root?
javascript_include_tag? :cache=>true?

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

thanks

Bill

Other config stuff:

OS X 10.4.10
Apache 1.3
Ruby 1.8.6
Rails 2.0.2
Mongrel 1.0.1