[CentOS] Passenger Best Practice

Stephen Nelson-Smith stephen at atalanta-systems.com
Sun Oct 18 20:04:58 UTC 2009

> I used the guide found here
> http://reductivelabs.com/trac/puppet/wiki/UsingPassenger on a RHEL 5
> server with success. You'll see that most things are installed via yum
> repositories except for rack and passenger, which are installed as
> ruby gems. You'll probably find better answers for this type of
> questions and any issues you might run into during implementation on
> the puppet users mailing list (
> http://groups.google.com/group/puppet-users)

Thanks.  I've done this before - I don't actually need help with  
getting Passenger installed - I could do it any number of ways.

What I am saying is that I would like to manage the whole process  
using RPMs - I'd rather not have to manage gems as well as RPMs, or  
have things built from source, or have tarballs to distribute.  I've  
seen or heard of several Ruby EE rpms, and I don't know or trust the  
provenance of the mod_rails RPM is found via google.  I don't know if  
any of them are recommended.

If anyone on the list has done this already, and a reasonable body of  
people trust the results, I'm happy to use that.  Otherwise I'm happy  
to do it myself and share the results with the project - all assuming  
the general consensus is that my intended approach - using RPMs for  
everything - is wise.



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