[Instantrails-users] Application error (Apache) on virgin install of 1.2

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 22:08:41 EDT 2006

On 4/8/06, Paul Russell <russelldad+instantrails at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Instant Rails has been great for development using webrick. I'm trying to
> move over to apache and running into all sorts of problems. I've narrowed it
> down to a virgin install and can'
> t even get the demo apps to work. Can anyone help?
> I just installed Instant Rails 1.2 on my windows 2k box and I'm seeing
> some strange behavior when I navigate to http://www.mycookbook.com/. i.e.
> Application error (Apache)
> Heres what I did:
>    1. Downloaded Instant Rails 1.2
>    2. unzipped it into D:/devtools/
>    3. Changed my hosts file to include www.mycookbook.com
>    4. started InstantRails.exe and confirmed apache and mysql started
>    5. typed http://www.mycookbook.com into firefox
>    6. I was redirected to http://www.mycookbook.com/recipes/list
>    7. got a 500 internal server error consisting of the text in
>    rails_apps/mycookbook/public/500.html
> Any ideas?
> Paul
> That's exactly what I do... literally! I have a devtools folder also
(except its on my E: drive).

Anyway, it works for me. I wonder if there is something else installed on
your box that is conflicting somehow. Do you have another machine you could
try it on as a test?

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