[Mongrel] disappearing .pid files

Dave C dklamath at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 22 04:04:58 EDT 2007

I ran into the same problem last week, however it was on a single instance 
of mongrel on a shared host through webfaction, not a cluster like you are 
on most likely on a dedicated server to boot.

Our problem turned out to be an issue of having another rails application 
installed (even though it was not supposed to be) and when the server got 
rebooted the script started that rails app by default.

Hope something here helps trigger some ideas for you.


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I'm running mongrel_cluster and have been using it successfully for
quite a while now. However, today I ran a "cap deploy" and started
seeing the following error:

!!! PID file /var/www/apps/jco/shared/log/mongrel.8013.pid does not
exist.  Not running?

for each of the mongrels that should start up.

I've googled for solutions but haven't found any explaination.

How can this be rectified?

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