The Perfect Lightweight Rails/Lighttpd/Debian install
Posted by ezmobius Sun, 13 Nov 2005 07:31:00 GMT
OK folks, I have finished my write up of an install of the perfect stack on a rimuhosting.com xen VPS. But keep in mind that you can use these instructions to install the rails stack on debian on a dedicated host or a box in your closet. It will work for wherever the box is. So without further ado, I present you with instructions for installing a stack of software as follows:
Ruby Gems Rails ImageMagick Rmagick mysql mysql-ruby bindings sshd sftp fastcgi-dev kit fastcgi-ruby bindings perl-compat-regex(for lighttpd) lighttpd 1.4.7 with fastcgi subversion client and server postfix email server with Webmin Control Panel set up with a bunch of modules for ssh and postfix as well as webmail. Whatever else is needed along the way as dependencies
Ed: I have reformatted the tutorial with the help of Sean Schertell. It's much better looking and easier to read now. I also want to make it clear that The Imagemagick and RMagick that get installed with my instructions are fully functional. I have tested it with .jpg, .gif, .png and .tiff files by resizing and converting between all those formats and it works perfectly.
If anyone has suggestions for things to add to the setup to make it even better, please leave suggestions in the comments and I will try to add it to the tutorial.
The Perfect Rails VPS