# [Instantrails-users] Problems getting started

rails@stephenwest.net rails at stephenwest.net
Thu Jan 26 05:56:56 EST 2006

Sure, I'm willing to give it a go. Best to email it to stephen.west at axiomcc.com. Thanks.

Stephen

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:48:01PM -0600  Bill Walton did speak as follows:
> Hi Stephen,
>
> First, a note on the IP address WEBrick is reporting.  I get exactly the
> same display.  I'm pretty sure it's not the source of your problem.  I
> believe, but have not tested to verify, that it's a function of the fact
> that I'm working on a box that's a member of a private subnet behind a
> router.  At any rate, I have no problem with Instant Rails / WEBrick (I did
> have major problems trying to use Apache).  The browser finds the app using
> either http://127.0.0.1:3000 or at http://localhost:3000 (localhost is
> mapped to that address in the Windows hosts file).
>
> More to the point of my response, I've just finished an update of Curt's
> "Rolling with Ruby on Rails" tutorial that's specific to Instant Rails.  The
> first bit of it deals with installing, configuring, and verifying the setup.
> I haven't timed it but I think it takes about 15 minutes max assuming you've
> still got the original .zip file.  If you're up to it, I'd really like to
> know if the instruction set works on your configuration. I've verified it on
> my Win2K boxes (SP2 and SP4) but I don't have an XP box to try it on.
>
> I think there's a good chance that, for a lot of people, Instant Rails will
> be their first taste of Rails.  If there's a problem with certain configs,
> I'd like to be able to warn folks rather than have them waste their time and
> get a bad impression of Rails.  Sure would appreciate your help.  If you're
> willing, let me know and I'll email you the tutorial offline.
>
> Best regards,
> Bill
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <rails at stephenwest.net>
> To: <curt at hibbs.com>
> Cc: <instantrails-users at rubyforge.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [Instantrails-users] Problems getting started
>
>
> > Somewhere along the line this got moved off the list; maybe my fault (I
> have to remember to change the From address because of who I signed up as).
> >
> > Anyway, as I was saying, it's not that important to me, was just a bit of
> fun really, to see if it worked; I have Rails going on my Powerbook which is
> my Web production machine, the XP box is just the computer at my day job
> (which is an accountancy position). But if you want me to persevere for the
> sake of Instantrails I'm happy to.
> >
> > Stephen
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 11:44:50AM -0600  Curt Hibbs did speak as follows:
> > > On 1/25/06, west at stephenwest.net <west at stephenwest.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > OK, fresh install, same behaviour.
> > > >
> > > > One interesting thing: The webRick says "Rails application started on
> > > > http://0.0.0.0:3000"
> > >
> > >
> > > That's significant. Something's definitely funky here because it should
> say
> > > "http://127.0.0.1:3000". I don't know why this would be and don't have
> any
> > > suggestions on how to fix it. Does anyone else on this list know?
> > >
> > > Curt
> > >
> > > Unless you want me to continue trying, I would like to give up on the
> > > > grounds that this is a Weird Machine: I have Rails running on my
> Powerbook
> > > > at home, I just saw Instantrails on your blog after doing the OnLamp
> > > > tutorials and decided to give it a go, so it's not like I need to get
> it
> > > > running or anything, I did it as a bit of fun, and because it was
> promised
> > > > to be Instant! ;-) But it's taken a lot more time than I can really
> justify.
> > > > So unless you think there is something wrong with Instantrails and
> want to
> > > > get it sorted for your own purposes, I'm happy to leave it be.
> > > >
> > > > Stephen
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:45:16AM -0600  Curt Hibbs did speak as
> follows:
> > > > > Yes, try a fresh copy. It really should work out-of-the-box (try
> WEBrick
> > > > > first because that path has the fewest things to go wrong).
> > > > >
> > > > > Curt
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/25/06, west at stephenwest.net <west at stephenwest.net> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I don't think it was an unreasonable assumption!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have tried the page several times after starting the server,
> each
> > > > time
> > > > > > waiting for some time between tries.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I tried it with WEBrick, it doesn't work either!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Maybe I should try a reinstall.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stephen
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:11:21AM -0600  Curt Hibbs did speak as
> > > > follows:
> > > > > > > Sorry, I wrote that response right after I got out of bed this
> > > > morning
> > > > > > > (reminder to self: wait until you wake up to answer email), and
> I
> > > > only
> > > > > > read
> > > > > > > the first part of your question and "thought" I recognized
> something
> > > > > > that
> > > > > > > had happenned to me and I didn't read the rest... sorry 'bout
> that.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > You might not have waited long enough for SCGI to get the
> cookbook
> > > > rails
> > > > > > app
> > > > > > > started. Try waiting a little longer and see if it works. You
> can
> > > > also
> > > > > > check
> > > > > > > the scgi.log file to see if it recorded any errors:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >   <instant-rails>\rails_apps\cookbook\log\scgi.log
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > You can also try starting the cookbook app with WEBrick and then
> try
> > > > > > > browsing to:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    http://127.0.0.1:3000/
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > (you can't use www.mycookbook.com here), and see how that works.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Curt
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On 1/25/06, rails at stephenwest.net <rails at stephenwest.net> wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I don't think it's that. Firefox is definitely not using a
> proxy.
> > > > I
> > > > > > don't
> > > > > > > > think IE is, but I may be wrong. Also, if it was ignoring the
> > > > hosts
> > > > > > file,
> > > > > > > > wouldn't it come up with an error? Or in the case of IE,
> > > > auto-search?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:33:00AM -0600  Curt Hibbs did speak
> as
> > > > > > follows:
> > > > > > > > > On 1/25/06, rails at stephenwest.net <rails at stephenwest.net>
> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Hi, I'm trying to run Instantrails on a WinXP Pro 2002 SP1
> > > > box,
> > > > > > > > everything
> > > > > > > > > > installs fine, I make the changes to the hostfile no
> problem,
> > > > > > start
> > > > > > > > the SCGI
> > > > > > > > > > server, which behaves as described. But when I navigate to
> > > > > > > > > > www.mycookbook.com, it redirects to
> > > > www.mycookbook.com/recipe/list
> > > > > > ,
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > then nothing happens. The browser activity animation
> continues
> > > > for
> > > > > > > > awhile
> > > > > > > > > > (Firefox says "Loading...") and then it eventually stops
> on a
> > > > > > blank
> > > > > > > > page.
> > > > > > > > > > The Apache log is as follows:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > 127.0.0.1 - - [25/Jan/2006:09:50:17 +0000] "GET /
> HTTP/1.1"
> > > > 304 -
> > > > > > > > > > 127.0.0.1 - - [25/Jan/2006:09:55:17 +0000] "GET
> /recipe/list
> > > > > > HTTP/1.1"
> > > > > > > > 200
> > > > > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > > > > 127.0.0.1 - - [25/Jan/2006:10:00:17 +0000] "GET
> /recipe/list
> > > > > > HTTP/1.1"
> > > > > > > > 200
> > > > > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > There's nothing in the error log.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Stephen West
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Its because your browser is set to use a proxy server, so
> its
> > > > not
> > > > > > even
> > > > > > > > > looking at te HOSTS file. Temporarily turn off using the
> proxy
> > > > > > server
> > > > > > > > and it
> > > > > > > > > should work fine.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Curt
> > > > > > > >
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