[Mongrel] Passing environment variables to mongrel

Bill Siggelkow bsiggelkow at mac.com
Tue Jun 3 10:03:21 EDT 2008


Environment variables can be defined in the /etc/init.d/ 
mongrel_cluster script.

Bill Siggelkow

On Jun 2, 2008, at 10:46 PM, jenny w 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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