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I tried to install passenger using rvm and ruby 1.9.2 on my debian lenny/sid today, but i get this error:

 apache2: Syntax error on line 295 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of /etc/apache2/conf.d/passenger.conf: 
 Cannot load /home/username/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136/gems/passenger-3.0.2/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.o into server: /home/username/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136/gems/passenger-3.0.2/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.o:   
 only ET_DYN and ET_EXEC can be loaded
   ...fail!

RVM was installed with

 bash < <( curl http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/releases/rvm-install-head )

after changing the bashrc I installed passenger with

 rvm install 1.9.2
 rvm default 1.9.2
 gem install passenger
 rvmsudo passenger-install-apache2-module

and than I added the lines printed out at the end into the passenger.conf.

What does the error mean? How can I get it running?

  • What does file /home/username/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136/gems/passenger-3.0.2/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.o say? uname -a? – DerfK Jan 22 '11 at 15:16
  • file says this: .rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p136/gems/passenger-3.0.2/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.o: ELF 64-bit LSB relocatable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped and uname says this: 2.6.18-028stab070.7 #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 13:53:00 MSD 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux – bitboxer Jan 22 '11 at 15:32
  • For some reason the apache2 module compile failed. Apache modules should be "shared objects" (usually .so extension) which are the ET_DYN mentioned in the error message. Not sure why passenger-install-apache2-module isn't telling you that. Perhaps there's a "verbose" flag you can use? – DerfK Jan 22 '11 at 15:51
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Strangly the passenger instalation was somehow damaged. I went into the passenger dir and compiled the module by hand using rake apache2 and after that I changed the .o into .so and now it's working perfectly.

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