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I am running ubuntu, rvm, passenger, with a rails 3 application.

I have to set the GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH using SetEnv in my host file as its done in Apache, but I am not sure how this is done in nginx.

Can this be done somehow?

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possible duplicate of In my /etc/init.d/nginx script, can I set environmental variables? – joschi Dec 5 '10 at 7:47

If you are using CGI then the link below documents the method of assigning string, variables and values which are passed to the nginx FastCGI server.

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