Topic: Help on deploying a Rails application onto a web server

I have a web server running on DreamHost and am trying to put a Rails app i made onto the server.

I followed this tutorial on the DreamHost wiki site: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Getting_Start … y_on_Rails
and the basic rails start-up page worked on my domain site.

However when I tried to upload any other app that was even slightly more complex than the

Re: Help on deploying a Rails application onto a web server

4 things to check first:

    1.You enabled Ruby on Rails Passenger (mod_rails) for the domain name
    2.You point your domain name configuration to the public directory of your application.
    3.Your Rails Version (As of 8/5/2009 Rails is up to 2.3.3 but Dreamhost is at 2.2.2)
    4.All your gem dependencies are available at Dreamhost, in your home folder, or are unpacked in your rails application.

Re: Help on deploying a Rails application onto a web server

How would I unpack my gem dependencies in my rails application? Is this similar to freezing them?

Re: Help on deploying a Rails application onto a web server

Freezing a gem is when you install a copy of a gem into your application's vendor/gems directory. This directory is checked and any gems found there take precedence over gems installed on your server.

I am not sure but I don't think it is similar to unpacking of gem dependencies.