Installing Ruby on Rails 3, MySQL, Git, Ruby Enterprise Edition, Passenger (Mod_Rails) on Ubuntu with Rackspace Cloud.
Short and sweet. Here all the commands I run in this order to set up a brand new box. It usually takes about 10 - 15 minutes on a 256 MB RAM instance. Compiling Ruby Enterprise Edition, which is super easy, will take the most amount of time. It will seem ...
Ruby Enterprise Edition and Passenger ./script/console production fails and instead returns Loading production environment (Rails 2.3.5) Rails requires RubyGems >= 1.3.2. Please install RubyGems and try again: http://rubygems.rubyforge.org
After installing Ruby Enterprise Edition, REE, and Passenger on Ubuntu you may see this error message when you run script/console for the first time
Loading production environment (Rails 2.3.5)
Rails requires RubyGems >=...
Change default ssh port number on Ubuntu
Login as the root user or as a user that can execute sudo commands.
#open this file for editing...
Find the line that reads
Change this to an different and an available port number...
Next reload ssh
Using sendmail to send mail on ubuntu box
I normally install postfix for my MTA. However, I've never really used sendmail so I'd decide to give it a whirl for a new application I'm working on. I don't use it for anything but handling the mail that the application needs to send out, like new user ...
Install Sphinx on Ubuntu
It's a pretty straightforward process. Download the source and compile it. There isn't a package for it so here are the commands.
tar xzvf sphinx-0.9.8.1.tar.gz
Installing Feedzirra RSS Parser on Ubuntu 8
I recently watched a RailsCasts episode (http://railscasts.com/episodes/168-feed-parsing) on parsing and persisting RSS feeds using Feedzirra. It took a little setting up on Ubuntu because it relies on some libraries that aren't included with Ubuntu > 8.
Recursively Zip a Directory and Files on Linux
It's Short and sweet!
Just remember that the finished zip filename is the first argument and the directory you wish to recursively zip comes after.
zip -r name_of_your_directory.zip name_of_your_directory
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