Brightbox maintain Ubuntu packages for Phusion Passenger - the Apache ‘mod_rails’ hosting solution written by the team at Phusion.
If you’re using our Ubuntu Ruby “NG” Packages then you can just skip to the installation section - you don’t need to add another repository.
If you’d rather just use only our passenger packages, then you can use our passenger specific repository:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/passenger sudo apt-get update
If you’re on the older Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy release, the
apt-add-repository command isn’t available so you have to install
the repository and the key by hand:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/brightbox/passenger/ubuntu hardy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brightbox-passenger.list' sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C3173AA6 sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger
And then reload apache and you’re ready to go.
We have a separate repository for the nginx packages - again, you don’t need this if you’re using our Ruby package repository:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/passenger-nginx sudo apt-get update
Then installed nginx:
sudo apt-get install nginx-full
You’ll then need to enable the Passenger module, which can be usually done like this:
cat <<EOF > /etc/nginx/conf.d/passenger.conf passenger_root /usr/lib/phusion-passenger; EOF
To take full advantage of Passenger, you should use our Ubuntu Ruby packages. They have copy-on-write support patched in which means your app will use much less ram.
We’re currently working on packages for the upcoming Passenger 4 (currently in beta). You can help test these packages, but be warned that they might be buggy (and they currently only work with Apache):
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/passenger-experimental sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger
All the separate passenger-common packages have just merged into one
ruby-passenger. The packages are currently built only
for Ubuntu Lucid, Oneiric and Precise and will work with or without
our Ubuntu Ruby packages (though we’d recommend
Please send success stories or bug reports to email@example.com.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2016 at 09:24 UTC