I am trying to set up a staging server on a VM on my local PC. Ubuntu 10.4.2 LTS 64 bit server is installed. I have another VM on the same machine running as a full time server, so I set-up port-forwarding on the router to send ssh on 3060 and http on 3050 to this VM's internal IP address (18.104.22.168). I am working on a rails 3 app and I use deprec and capistrano to automate the install and deploy.
As a first step, I got the process working over prt 3060 for ssh, but I left apache on port 80. This worked nicely when I pointed the browser at 192.168.1.13. I then added the 'Listen 3050' line to my /etc/apache2/ports.conf file:
Listen 80 Listen 3050 <IfModule mod_ssl.c> Listen 443 </IfModule>
After restarting the VM, the web page just gave the rails error message after trying to reconnect with the browser. Checking production.log showed the following error:
Mysql2::Error (Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)):
Some good tips [here] helped me realize that the mysql server was not running.
I then ran:
sudo mysqld -verbose
which showed me that there was an unknown optoin 'skip-bdb' causing mysql to crash.
Checking my.conf showed that this option was being set there. I commented it out and then i could successfully start mysqld. The rails app was working again as well.
Can anyone help me to find out why adding the one line to /etc/apache2/ports.conf caused mysql to barf on this option? Also, with deprec, you have the chance to set-up the apache-vhost file locally and upload it when you deploy. If I added *:3050 there, it also prevented mysql from starting during the automatic deploy, crashing the whole install. I guess the problems are related.