We have a nice RoR app working on a Windows development platform with Webrick. In deploying on SuSE Enterprise Server for the first time, all the descriptions I find on-line for Apache are for fastCGI running RoR. In the book this is mentioned in the index but not in the deployment section. Is this coming up?
Is Passenger just so much easier/faster/more efficient/scaleable that no one would want to use fastCGI anyway?
(Note, I would not have brought this up in the first place if fastCGI was able to work on our SuSE Enterprise Server installation in the first place. I used to use RedHat and was forced to SuSE by a “corporate decision” and just find the support site so mixed up with the other Novell products that it can take an hour or more to find answers, if you find them at all. There is no ability to download singe packages like with RedHat, you are forced to download an entire DVD if you just want one file. No mention of Passenger in SuSE Enterprise-land, as far as I could tell, either. One thing I learned about SuSE Enterprise is do NOT mix open-SuSE libraries with the Enterprise installations, you’ll break it.)