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FS#28033 - [passenger]: Installation provides helpful text - but paths don't fit.

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Andreas Kr├╝ger (kardech) - Saturday, 21 January 2012, 17:53 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 13:33 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The Arch Linux passenger installation provides a helpful "getting started" message appreciated by this user. This message implies that the files have all been installed below /var/aur, which is not the case.

The message would be somewhat more helpful if the paths were adjusted to reflect what is actually installed.

Workaround is easy, of course: Look at output of

pacman -Ql passenger

Regards, and thank you for providing fine software,


Here is an example of that message, as seen installing passenger-3.0.11-1 :

Please edit your Apache configuration file, and add these lines:

LoadModule passenger_module /var/aur/passenger3/src/passenger-3.0.0/ext/apache2/
PassengerRoot /var/aur/passenger3/src/passenger-3.0.0
PassengerRuby /opt/ruby1.8/bin/ruby

After you restart Apache, you are ready to deploy any number of Ruby on Rails
applications on Apache, without any further Ruby on Rails-specific

Deploying a Ruby on Rails application: an example

Suppose you have a Ruby on Rails application in /somewhere. Add a virtual host
to your Apache configuration file, and set its DocumentRoot to
/somewhere/public, like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /somewhere/public # <-- be sure to point to 'public'!
<Directory /somewhere/public>
AllowOverride all # <-- relax Apache security settings
Options -MultiViews # <-- MultiViews must be turned off

And that's it! You may also want to check the Users Guide for security and
optimization tips, troubleshooting and other useful information:

/var/aur/passenger3/src/passenger-3.0.0/doc/Users guide Apache.html

Steps to reproduce:

sudo pacman -R passenger && sudo pacman -S passenger
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Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 13:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  /var/aur paths replaced