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passenger_apache2 Cookbook

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Installs Phusion Passenger Ruby application server for Apache 2.

Requirements

Platforms

  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle
  • Fedora
  • Arch
  • openSUSE/SLES

Chef

  • Chef 12.1+

Cookbooks

  • apache2 >= 2.0.0
  • build-essential

Attributes

  • node['passenger']['version'] - Specify the version of passenger to install.
  • node['passenger']['max_pool_size'] - Sets PassengerMaxPoolSize in the Apache module config.
  • node['passenger']['root_path'] - The location of the passenger gem.
  • node['passenger']['ruby_bin'] - Sets PassengerRuby in the Apache module config and is used for passenger module configuration. Defaults to node['languages']['ruby']['ruby_bin'].
  • node['passenger']['module_path'] - The location of the compiled passenger apache module.
  • node['passenger']['install_method'] - Includes the "source" (gem install) or "package" recipe. Default "source."
  • node['passenger']['apache_mpm'] - Override with an "override_attribute" (in a role, environment or with node.override) to "worker" or "threaded" to use apache2-threaded-dev package. Otherwise this assumes prefork.
  • node['passenger']['package']['name'] - Name of the package for passenger, default is nil, so this must be set before using the "package" install method/recipe.
  • node['passenger']['package']['version'] - Specify the version of the passenger package to install. Uses version attribute above by default. To install the version available by default (latest, usually), delete the attribute in a recipe with this line:
  • node['passenger']['install_module'] - Specify the boolean value which decides installing Passenger. Defaults to true, and setting to false skips the installation

    node.normal['passenger']['package'].delete('version')

Recipes

default

Installs passenger from gem (source) or package depending on the value of the install_method attribute.

mod_rails

Installs the passenger gem and enables the module in Apache2.

source

Installs passenger as a RubyGem.

package

Installs passenger as a Package.

Set the install_method attribute to package, then set the package['name'] attribute to the correct package for your platform. The recipe does not yet handle adding yum repositories for RHEL platforms, so that should be done in another recipe until COOK-2414 is resolved.

Set the node['passenger']['package']['version'] attribute to the correct value for your system's available package repository if necessary. By default the value is nil which will install the latest package version from the distribution package manager.

Usage

For example, to run a Rails application on passenger:

include_recipe "rails"
include_recipe "passenger_apache2"

web_app "myproj" do
  docroot "/srv/myproj/public"
  server_name "myproj.#{node[:domain]}"
  server_aliases [ "myproj", node[:hostname] ]
  rails_env "production"
end

A sample config template is provided, web_app.conf.erb. If this is suitable for your application, add 'cookbook "passenger_apache2"' to the define above to use that template. Otherwise, copy the template to the cookbook where you're using web_app, and modify as needed. The cookbook parameter is optional, if omitted it will search the cookbook where the define is used.

Example:

web_app "myproj" do
...
  cookbook "passenger_apache2"
...
end

Known Issues

When run as a daemonized process under init on linux, using https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/chef-client/blob/master/recipes/init_service.rb for example, the /sbin/service script scrubs the environment, including the HOME environment variable. In some versions, Passenger depends on the HOME environment variable to be present. This can be worked around by setting the necessary environment variables directly in your recipes.

License & Authors

Copyright: 2009-2015, Chef Software, Inc
Copyright: 2009, 37signals
Copright: 2009, Michael Hale

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.