Setting base url for a rails app

I've got a rails app that can be accessed either via:

http://[domain]/
or
http://[domain]/[folder]/

The public directory of the app is actually symlinked at /[folder]/,
and accessible at the root path via .htaccess.

Yep, you guessed it, this is a shared host.

I can't seem to figure out how to tell rails that the root path (/) is
the preferred site url, so that url_for and related calls will build
links with that path, rather than including [folder]/

Is there an easy way to do this?

Thanks, greg.

agiletortoise@gmail.com wrote:

I've got a rails app that can be accessed either via:

http://[domain]/
or
http://[domain]/[folder]/

The public directory of the app is actually symlinked at /[folder]/,
and accessible at the root path via .htaccess.

Yep, you guessed it, this is a shared host.

I can't seem to figure out how to tell rails that the root path (/) is
the preferred site url, so that url_for and related calls will build
links with that path, rather than including [folder]/

Is there an easy way to do this?

Thanks, greg.

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I am assuming that you are using lighttpd. You can use a simple symlink
to get your site in a subdirectory to play nice.
I go over how to do things at
http://blog.mattmargolis.net/articles/2006/08/01/rails-in-a-subdirectory-apache-lighttpd-mixed-environment

Basically you just use relative_url_root and

cd /sites/rails/somerailssite/public

ln -s . somerailssite

This will get all requests to http://[domain]/folder to hit the public

folder of your application.|

Then you just need to configure your lighttpd.conf file to hit up your

rails application in the subdirectory when you go to http://domain

If you need help with the lighttpd part just ask.

Matthew Margolis

blog.mattmargolis.net|

Turns out all I needed was to add this to my environment.rb:

ActionController::AbstractRequest.relative_url_root = ""

Thanks!

g.