[Mongrel] mongrel_cluster does not create /var/run/mongrel_cluster

Ehud Rosenberg ehudros at gmail.com
Tue May 8 17:06:38 EDT 2007

Hi everyone,
I am going crazy over here! :)
I just want to be able to use --clean with my mongrel_rails
cluster::start command.
I've upgraded to mongrel_cluster and mongrel_rails 1.0.1.
my config file is in /etc/mongrel_rails/config.yml
and contains:
log_file: log/mongrel.log
port: 8000
pid_file: /var/run/mongrel_cluster/mongrel.pid
servers: 2
environment: production

in the following post it says the init.rb script from mongrel_cluster
should create the var/run directory itself, but it does not seem to do
so ( I get the message:
!!! Path to log file not valid: log/mongrel.8001.log
mongrel::start reported an error. Use mongrel_rails mongrel::start -h
to get help)

Also, when I manually set the pid file dir to what it used to be (the
log dir of my app)
it does not clean it up and still give the old message that a PID
already exists - i'm not sure if that's because it's not in /var/run
as I have seen different comments on this.

Any help would be appreciated...


PS - I have also tried running mongrel_rails cluster::configure -C /
etc/mongrel_rails/config.yml again but all it did was overwrite my
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