passenger standalone 4 startup too slow?

I experienced a
“An error occurred while starting up the preloader: it did not write a startup response in time.”

The problem was that it took more than 90 sec for the passenger preloader process to start…..

Solution:
cp $(passenger-config about resourcesdir)/templates/standalone/config.erb nginx.conf.erb
edit the nginx.conf.erb in your Rails.root and add
passenger_start_timeout 900;

after this:

  • stop passenger
  • start passenger like this: RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec passenger start -p 3006 –nginx-config-template nginx.conf.erb -d
  • … wait … it worked for me :)

migrating old typo3 instances from (mysql 5.1 / php 5.3) => (mysql 5.5 / php 5.4)

in typo3conf/localconf.php append

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['SYS']['exceptionalErrors'] = E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE ^ E_DEPRECATED ^ E_WARNING ^ E_USER_ERROR ^ E_USER_NOTICE ^ E_USER_WARNING ^ E_STRICT;
$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['forceCharset'] = 'utf-8';
$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['SYS']['setDBinit'] = 'SET NAMES utf8';

convert tables containing content to utf-8


ALTER TABLE tt_content CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;
ALTER TABLE pages_language_overlay CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;

you might need to convert others too like tt_news, tt_products, etc…


ALTER TABLE tt_news CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;
ALTER TABLE tt_products CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;

do not forget to clear cache …

Do you encounter the follosing strange behavious after: page looks ok if loaded after cache clear but special chars are displayed wrong when loaded from the cache? This can help:


ALTER TABLE cache_pages CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;

register_globals in php 5.4

have a site written by a student in php before 1998?
and still need to make it work on php 5.4?
and does the code rely on register_globals?

then use this:

extract($_REQUEST);

in global scope … maybe you’re lucky and fine some sort of conf.php (should be included in every other php-file)

Rails: seed data from fixtures

Suppose you want to collect your seed data from your fixtures…

past the following in you db/seeds.rb – file:
Dir.glob('test/fixtures/*.yml').each do |file|
ActiveRecord::Fixtures.create_fixtures("#{Rails.root}/test/fixtures", File.basename(file).split(".").first)
end

Works in my new Rails 3.2.10 environment using ruby 1.9.3