[CentOS] Re: Passenger Best Practice

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Mon Oct 19 20:02:42 UTC 2009

On  Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:13:38 +0100, Stephen Nelson-Smith
<stephen at atalanta-systems.com> wrote:

> I want to move from running puppet under it's own web brick server,
> to using passenger.
> I'd like to get an idea of how folk are  running passenger?  Ideally
> I'd like to keep everything rpm based, so would need ruby enterprise
> rpms, and then the mod_rails / passenger plugin?
> How are you folk doing it?

Despite your desire for an rpm only solution, I believe that the
best way to handle Passenger remains RubyGems.  I have installed
Enterprise Ruby and Passenger, but as far as I can recall, this
still required building from source and using RubyGems to update the
passenger gem.

Even if an rpm solution was available, I do not consider this the
preferred way to go when supporting a Ruby installation dependent
upon gems.  Gems are the canonical method of maintaining Ruby
library extensions and it seems self-defeating to require further


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