On my dev box I’m using OS X 10.4 with MySQL 4.1. On the production server it’s Fedora Core 4 again with MySQlL 4.1. The installed gems and plugins for both are listed below. I think the issue must be rails related beacuse it only started to happen when I upddate my copy of edge rails today, which I hadn’t updated for maybe a month. This evening I rolled back to revision 5214 and that seems that have solved the problem for now so I strongly suspect some issue with edge rails or perhaps with other software below that worked fine until some change to rails.
*** LOCAL GEMS ***
actionmailer (1.2.4, 1.2.3, 1.1.5)
Service layer for easy email delivery and testing.
actionpack (1.12.4, 1.12.3, 1.11.2)
Web-flow and rendering framework putting the VC in MVC.
actionwebservice (1.1.5, 1.1.4, 1.0.0)
Web service support for Action Pack.
activerecord (1.14.4, 1.14.3, 1.13.2)
Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM.
activesupport (1.3.1, 1.2.5
Support and utility classes used by the Rails framework.
A toolkit to create and control daemons in different ways
FastCGI ruby binding.
A plugin system based only on rubygems that uses dependencies only
a swift, liberal HTML parser with a fantastic library
Class aiding in the handling of Money.
mongrel (0.3.13.4, 0.3.13.3)
A small fast HTTP library and server that runs Rails, Camping, and
Mongrel plugin that provides commands and Capistrano tasks for
managing multiple Mongrel processes.
The mongrel_upload_progress GemPlugin
MySQL/Ruby provides the same functions for Ruby programs that the
MySQL C API provides for C programs.
Paypal IPN integration library for rails and other web applications
rails (1.1.5, 1.1.4, 1.0.0)
Web-application framework with template engine, control-flow layer,
rake (0.7.1, 0.7.0)
Ruby based make-like utility.
RedCloth is a module for using Textile and Markdown in Ruby. Textile
and Markdown are text formats. A very simple text format. Another
stab at making readable text that can be converted to HTML.
RMagick is an interface between the Ruby programming language and
the ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick image processing libraries.
ruby-mp3info is a pure-ruby library to retrieve low level
informations on mp3 files and manipulate id3v1 and id3v2 tags