Installation – Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
1. Start with a clean slate Linux installation. Make sure that you don’t have anything Ruby-related installed on it.
Do not call your admin account
rails. RubyWorks uses that as a service account name, so you
will be effectively giving root privileges to your web servers. That’s bad for security.
2. Import RubyWorks repository public key:
Note: RubyWorks DEBs are signed, this step tells your package manager to trust the signature.
MD5 checksum of the key file should be
3. Point your package manager to RubyWorks APT repository. Open file
/etc/apt/sources.list in a text
editor, and add this line to it:
4. Workaround a bug of runit:
5. Install RubyWorks
Note that the monitoring console at this point will only be accessible from localhost. The next page tells you how to make it available on the network.
If something goes wrong, seek help at rubyworks-users mailing list.
Theoretically, at this stage you can leave everything as it is, and it will work. However, especially if you are installing RubyWorks for the first time, you should go to the next page and work through the instructions there. You will set some passwords, learn what is where, and how to customize RubyWorks configuration to suite your taste.