[Mongrel] Passing environment variables to mongrel

jenny w veganjenny at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 02:13:01 EDT 2008

Never mind; turns out this is a capistrano issue (running mongrel via sudo).

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:46 PM, jenny w <veganjenny at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Rails app I'm working on requires an environment variable to be set. I
> thought I could do this in my cap deploy script. Unfortunately, it seems
> that the Mongrel processes that are started up by Mongrel Cluster have their
> own environments and any environment variables set in the deploy script
> aren't passed on. I was able to verify this by having my deploy script run a
> rake task that outputs the value of of the environment variable I need --
> the value is what I'd expect. I then set the Rails app to add that same
> environment variable in a log message, and it shows that the value is nil.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for setting an environment variable?
> Thanks!
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