[typo] Another Frustrating Dreamhost/Rails/Typo experience
mike at uwmike.com
Tue Sep 6 22:18:10 EDT 2005
I'm glad to hear that it's a DH (and hopefully temporary) issue. I'd
been feeling awfully disappointed with Rails... what's the good of
kickass dev tools if they can't even keep themselves running?
I had actually switched it to production last night, and it seems to
have been mostly up today. Frequently very slow, but at least up.
Originally I had been using the DH Rails, and then I saw the
fcgi_handler suggestion, so I went ahead and installed my own ruby and
rails and the modified handler. It didn't seem to make a lot of
difference, so I think I'm back running on the DH Rails now, but yeah, I
did try that.
Okay, here's a different question: Is it possible to configure Typo's
permalinks... at all? Ideally, I'd like them to mirror my current setup
(archive/slug)... I'm cool with setting up a redirect, but it's that
much smoother if it can just handle it.
Also, do the "pages" have to be at /pages/mypage, or can they be
configured to be at /mypage? Is that even possible under rails, or do
need to have the name of the controller there in the URL?
Thanks for all the help,
Scott Hughes (List) wrote:
> After I forced my RAILS_ENV to 'production' in config/environment.rb
> and I downloaded the latest rails fcgi_handler.rb (and installed in
> my typo/lib folder), I noticed a drastic improvement and much fewer
> lockups. They do still occur occasionally, but much less so than
> when I started using Typo.
> I tried playing with a new rails app of my own today, and I had the
> most frustrating experience you can imagine with Dreamhost. I
> couldn't keep the app running and it kept kicking me out of shell
> access. If you check the forums, you'll see we are not alone.
> Apparently, Dreamhost is currently migrating all of their shared
> hosts to the latest debian, but I don't think it's running according
> to plan. Lots of users are complaining of frequent mysql/shell/ftp/
> web dropouts.
> As an aside, I wonder if Typo is tested in such a harsh environment
> to see how well it handles it? Could be that rails itself
> (ActiveRecord) doesn't play well with disappearing mysql servers
> (i.e. no chance to retry).
> So, try those first two suggestions and, if they don't get you at
> least to a 'mostly' usable point, you'll have to wait until Dreamhost
> is done beating up our shared hosts...
> Scott Hughes
> On Sep 6, 2005, at 4:17 PM, Mike Purvis wrote:
>> Greetings List,
>> I'm new to Rails and Ruby, but a reasonably experienced PHP/MySQL
>> hacker. I seem to be have some problems similar to those discussed
>> here a few weeks ago.
>> My Typo installation (http://mikepurvis.com) works when set to
>> dispatch.cgi, but it's Ruby on Snails. When I point to the fcgi
>> dispatcher, it's nice and brisk until it seizes up and then I get
>> 500s (represented by the "Typo Not Available" error...)
>> At the moment of writing, it seems to be running, although "ps ax"
>> on the server shows 15 running dispatch.fcgi processes.
>> I'm running Typo from SVN (about 24 hours ago), and it's Ruby 1.8.2.
>> The version of rails I'm not sure about.
>> Okay, now it's going slow as molasses and the server is showing 8
>> running processes including one that's "defunct".
>> Any suggestions?
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