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Can someone help me with getting RoR to work?

edited March 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've followed the install the install guide on and it seemed to work. And I've been following the Instant Gratifiction guide in Chapter four in Agile Web Development with Rails book. I'm in terminal and I type -

cd work (everything works fine) then
rails demo (everything seems to work) then
cd demo (all goes well) then
ls -p (nothing wrong) then
ruby script/server - and i get this error -

ruby: Is a directory - script (Errno::EISDIR)
william-mors-powerbook-g4-15:~/work/demo cooper$ ruby script/server
=> Booting lighttpd (use 'script/server webrick' to force WEBrick)
=> Rails application started on
=> Call with -d to detach (requires absolute paths in config/lighttpd.conf)
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server (see config/lighttpd.conf for options)
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1022) execve failed for: public/dispatch.fcgi No such file or directory
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1048) the fastcgi-backend public/dispatch.fcgi failed to start:
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1052) child exited with status 2 public/dispatch.fcgi
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1055) if you try do run PHP as FastCGI backend make sure you use the FastCGI enabled version.
You can find out if it is the right one by executing 'php -v' and it should display '(cgi-fcgi)' in the output, NOT (cgi) NOR (cli)
For more information check
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1060) If this is PHP on Gentoo add fastcgi to the USE flags
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (mod_fastcgi.c.1356) [ERROR]: spawning fcgi failed.
2006-03-24 21:50:10: (server.c.834) Configuration of plugins failed. Going down.

Does anyone have any insight? Should I just retry the FastCGI install part?


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    Have you made sure that the dispatch.fcgi is CHMOD'd to 755? That was my problem when I tried to install it.
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