[Mongrel] Deployment with Capistrano

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Wed Apr 19 00:16:45 EDT 2006

My understanding is summarized on the output Mongrel gives when you start

** Signals ready.  TERM => stop.  USR2 => restart.  INT => stop (no
** Rails signals registered.  HUP => reload (without restart).
On 4/18/06 11:52 PM, "Dan Sketcher" <dansketcher at gmail.com> wrote:

HUP being a "reload" is done as a soft internal kind of thing, so if you're
moving directories around then it won't pick that up.  You want USR2.


> Hey all,
> Has anyone out there got Mongrel deployments working with Capistrano?
> I've had a crack at setting it up, and I've found that after a
> deployment (with updated symlinks) that a mongrel restart does not
> pick up the new deployed site. It seems to me (in my linkted
> experience) that the HUP that is sent to mongrel does not re-evaluate
> the ./current symlink that Cap puts in to the appropriate release. If
> I do a mongrel restart from _outside_ the ./current dir by providing
> the -e option to mongrel, all is well. The result of all this is that
> a :restart from Capistrano that just sends a HUP is not effective, but
> I am not sufficiently familiar as yet with the pathing stuff in Cap to
> get it going another way.
> Anyway, if someone has some cleverness that I am missing, it would be
> greatly appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Dan
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