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Bad CPU type in executable error
*** Installing Pow... *** Installing local configuration files... /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Pow/Current/bin/pow:5:in `exec': Bad CPU type in executable - /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Pow/Versions/0.2.2/bin/node (Errno::E086) from /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Pow/Current/bin/pow:5
The installer includes a node binary only for 64-bit machines. You'll need to install Pow from source.
Verify the resolver is registered with
$ scutil --dns ... resolver #9 domain : dev nameserver : 127.0.0.1 port : 20560
If you don't see an entry for dev, try touching the resolver file.
$ touch /etc/resolver/dev
Also, try turning off and on your computer's AirPort.
Verify that port forwarding is enabled in the system firewall (OS X Mavericks):
sysctl -w net.inet.ip.fw.enable=1
Yosemite Note: If this still doesn't work, enable port forwarding manually:
sudo pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf; sudo pfctl -e
$ curl project.dev curl: (7) Failed to connect to project.dev port 80: Connection refused
This should help: https://github.com/basecamp/pow/issues/452
Installation failed with
Couldn't resolve configured domains
Make sure you've tried steps 1 through 3 above. If those aren't working, try restarting your computer. It helps!
POW_DOMAINS isn't working
If you set
export POW_DOMAINS=dev,local in your
~/.powconfig, you'll need to rerun the installer to recreate the necessary resolver files.
Can't access hosts while offline on OS X
This is due to a bug in the OS X resolver system.
Application Not Found even when symlink exists
- Uninstall pow
- Remove the directory
rm -rf ~/.pow
- Install pow
SystemExit: exit ../lib/bundler/setup.rb:10:in `exit' ../lib/bundler/setup.rb:10 ../rubygems/custom_require:58:in `gem_original_require' ../rubygems/custom_require:58:in `require' config.ru:2
Bundler errors will cause you app to exit with a useless backtrace. Run
bundle check and
ruby config/environment.rb to get the full trace.
LoadError: no such file to load -- bundler/setup
Is usually means that the wrong version of ruby is being used. See the RVM troubleshooting section.
Pow can’t start your application. .../project1 raised an exception during boot. Gem::LoadError: You have already activated ..., but your Gemfile requires .... Consider using bundle exec.
Your config.ru should start with something like...
require 'rubygems' require 'bundler' Bundler.setup
Incorrect ruby or gemset is being used
.rvmrc at your project root. See rvmrc docs.
This worked for me in rvm 1.18.0 (stable).
In the terminal do this.
rvm use ruby-whatever
rvm rvmrc create
rvm rvmrc trust
Another possibility is that you upgraded RVM to a newer version that (for some reason unknown to this writer) causes the wrong gems to be picked up. The workaround solution is then to downgrade RVM again with
rvm get 1.9.2 or similar. (In this writer's case, 1.11.3 broke and 1.9.2 worked).
System-wide RVM install
If you have a system-wide RVM install and are getting the error
LoadError: no such file to load -- bundler/setup, run
rvm info to find out where rvm is installed on your machine, then do this:
echo "export POW_RVM_PATH=/usr/local/rvm/scripts/rvm" >> ~/.powconfig
/usr/local/rvm/ is the location of your rvm installation.
Then restart POW by killing it in the Activity Monitor or in Terminal.
RVM and Fish
"LoadError: cannot load such file -- bundler/setup"
rvm env > ~/.powconfig
RVM and zsh
LoadError: no such file to load -- bundler/setup
Preconditions: A default Ruby version has been selected using RVM. Your application doesn't have a
Solution: Move the line that loads RVM from
~/.zshenv and restart
pow by killing the process.
.zshrc is only loaded for interactive sessions, so RVM is not available, so Pow uses system Ruby instead of default Ruby.
RVM and Gemfile
If you specify your Ruby version and gemset in a Gemfile (rather than
.rvmrc), you'll need to modify your
.powrc file like so:
if [ -f "$rvm_path/scripts/rvm" ]; then source "$rvm_path/scripts/rvm" rvm use . fi
LoadError: no such file to load -- bundler/setup or
LoadError: cannot load such file -- bundler/setup
Solution: Add this to your ~/.powconfig
or if you installed rbenv through Brew and don't have a ~/.rbenv:
You may also have to remove
.ruby-version from your home directory, see issue #363.
ZSH setup issues
If rbenv can't find the right version (it's using the system ruby by default), drop the following into
export HOME=/Users/[YOUR USERNAME] export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/shims:$HOME/.rbenv/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH"
Try using a different Rack server to see if the issue is isolated to Pow.
cd path/to/your/app rackup -p 3000
rackup boots and is accessible over
Installing resque (per pow demo)
config.ru: Ensure that the config file has the appropriate requires for bundler/setup and rubygems.
require 'rubygems' require 'bundler/setup'
Doesn't start, can't connect to host.
There is some issue where it seems Pow won't start correctly when installed in iTerm2 or perhaps in tmux.
The writer only got it working again by installing outside of tmux in Terminal.app.
By "won't start correctly", I mean:
- curl said "couldn't connect to host"
ps aux | grep powdidn't list it
reinstalling in iTerm or tmux in Terminal said
*** Performing self-test... !!! Couldn't find a running Pow server on port 20559