Ruby on Rails on Linode Problem

I tried setting up Ruby on Rails on Debian 10 on Linode.

I used Linode’s Ruby on Rails on Debian 9 guide cuz I didn’t see a Debian 10 guide. I got pretty far but I am stuck.


Everything went fine until the “Configure Apache to Work with Passenger” section, particular the section where it says:

sudo passenger-config about ruby-command
Make sure that Passenger reports the version of Ruby that you installed with RVM. Normally RVM uses paths similar to ~/.rvm/wrappers/ruby-X.X.X/ruby.

Upon running rvm current, my ruby version reports as ruby-2.6.3, but Passenger seems to be using ruby 2.5.5p157

When I run sudo passenger-config about ruby-command I also get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
2: from /usr/bin/passenger-config:27:in <main>'
1: from /home/admin/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.6.3/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in
/home/admin/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.6.3/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require': cannot load such file -- phusion_passenger (LoadError)

i googled the error and tried various suggestions for commands to run but nothing has worked so far.

3 thoughts on “Ruby on Rails on Linode Problem”

  1. what sucks about apache?

    should i restart my software setup from fresh or just try installing nginx from the point at where I am stuck?

  2. Your problem is Debian. It sucks. All of the distros based on it sucks also.

    Apache is garbage, passenger can breeze through installing and setting up nginx. Unistall apache and start over with nginx but you will have problem after problem until you ditch debian.

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