We are going to assume that Apache2 is already installed with mod_fastcgi. We are also going to assume that Ruby has already been installed from Ports. Please see Appendix 1 for a list of installed packages in my environment.
Download the latest version of FastCGI from http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/
Install the Rails bindings from Ports
cd /usr/ports/www/rubygem-rails make install clean
Install FastCGI from Source
tar -xzf fcgi-2.4.0.tar.gz cd fcgi-2.4.0 ./configure make install clean
Install the Ruby FastCGI Bindings using Gem
gem install fcgi -- --with-fcgi-include=/usr/local/include --with-fcgi-lib=/usr/local/lib
To setup the default website, edit your Apache2 configuration file and add the following lines:
<Directory /var/www/> AllowOverride all </Directory> LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/mod_fastcgi.so AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot /var/www/rails/testapp/public ServerName www.example.com ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/testapp-error_log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/testapp-access_log common Options Indexes ExecCGI FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On </VirtualHost>
You’re done. You can now setup your web app. :) For more information on configuring your application to use fastcgi, please see the RailsWiki entry: HowtoSetupApacheWithFastCGIAndRubyBindings
This is a pkg_info dump from the server before the install process was started. You can use this as a reference on your system.
apache-2.0.54 - Version 2 of Apache web server with prefork MPM. apr-nothr-db4-1.0.1_1 - The Apache Group's Portability Library bash-2.05b.007_2 - The GNU Bourne Again Shell bsdiff-4.2 - Generates and applies patches to binary files db42-4.2.52_4 - The Berkeley DB package, revision 4.2 expat-1.95.8 - XML 1.0 parser written in C freebsd-update-1.6_1 - Fetches and installs binary updates to FreeBSD gettext-0.14.1 - GNU gettext package libiconv-1.9.2_1 - A character set conversion library mod_fastcgi-2.4.2 - A fast-cgi module for Apache mysql-client-4.1.11_1 - Multithreaded SQL database (client) mysql-server-4.1.11_1 - Multithreaded SQL database (server) neon-0.24.7 - An HTTP and WebDAV client library for Unix systems ngrep-1.43 - Network grep perl-5.8.6_2 - Practical Extraction and Report Language ruby-1.8.2_4 - An object-oriented interpreted scripting language ruby18-gems-0.8.11 - Package management framework for the Ruby language rubygem-actionmailer-1.0.1 - Easy email delivery and testing for Ruby rubygem-actionpack-1.9.1 - Action Controller and Action View of Rails MVC Framework rubygem-actionwebservice-0.8.1_1 - Simple support for publishing Web Service APIs for Rails ap rubygem-activerecord-1.11.1 - Object-relational mapping layer for Rails MVC Framework rubygem-activesupport-1.1.1 - Utility classes and extension that are required by Rails MV rubygem-rails-0.13.1 - MVC web application framework rubygem-rake-0.5.4 - Ruby Make subversion-1.1.4 - Version control system sudo-18.104.22.168 - Allow others to run commands as root vim-lite-6.3.62 - Vi 'workalike', with many additional features (Lite package)