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Trying to configure Snorby(ruby app) to work with Apache/2.4.12 and Passenger 5.0.10.

-- I've successfully installed from homebrew apache and passenger.

brew install httpd24 passenger

-- Created /etc/apache/other/passenger.conf (as instructed in Homebrew):

LoadModule passenger_module /usr/local/opt/passenger/libexec/buildout/apache2/mod_passenger.so
    PassengerRoot /usr/local/opt/passenger/libexec/lib/phusion_passenger/locations.ini
    PassengerDefaultRuby /usr/local/var/rbenv/versions/1.9.3-p551/bin/ruby

-- Enabled virtual hosts module in /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/httpd.conf:

# Virtual hosts
Include /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

and

LoadModule vhost_alias_module libexec/mod_vhost_alias.so

-- Created Virtual host in /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf:

<VirtualHost *:8080>
        ServerAdmin Andryuwka@localhost
        ServerName snorby.server.loc
        ServerAlias www.snorby.server.loc
        DocumentRoot /usr/local/var/www/snorby/public
        <Directory "/usr/local/var/www/snorby/public">
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
                AllowOverride all
                Order deny,allow
                Allow from all
                #Require all granted
                Options -MultiViews
        </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

-- added 127.0.0.1 snorby.server.loc www.snorby.server.loc to /etc/hosts

-- restarted httpd with apachectl restart

but when navigating www.snorby.server.loc in browser instead of running rails-driven application (Snorby login page and dashboards) getting just the files content of /usr/local/var/www/snorby/public:

Index of /

404.html
422.html
500.html
assets/
favicon.ico
favicon.png
flash/
images/
javascripts/
robots.txt
stylesheets/

Should be something like in this post (scroll down):https://www.corelan.be/index.php/2011/02/27/cheat-sheet-installing-snorby-2-2-with-apache2-and-suricata-with-barnyard2-on-ubuntu-10-x/

So I assume passenger doesn't work with apache properly and doesn't start the application(correct me if I'm wrong). What am I doing wrong? apachectl -M | sort gives me this(nothing with "passenger"):

access_compat_module (shared)
alias_module (shared)
auth_basic_module (shared)
authn_core_module (shared)
authn_file_module (shared)
authz_core_module (shared)
authz_groupfile_module (shared)
authz_host_module (shared)
authz_user_module (shared)
autoindex_module (shared)
core_module (static)
dir_module (shared)
env_module (shared)
filter_module (shared)
headers_module (shared)
http_module (static)
log_config_module (shared)
mime_module (shared)
mpm_prefork_module (static)
php5_module (shared)
reqtimeout_module (shared)
setenvif_module (shared)
so_module (static)
status_module (shared)
unixd_module (shared)
version_module (shared)
vhost_alias_module (shared)
Loaded Modules:

Though homebrew claims that their apache already configured for work with passenger, I'm wondering if there is any way to check it?

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The PassengerRoot pointing to an .ini file doesn't appear to make sense, it's supposed to be a directory. See the documentation at https://www.phusionpassenger.com/documentation/Users%20guide%20Apache.html#PassengerRoot

  • Changed to PassengerRoot /usr/local/opt/passenger/libexec/lib/phusion_passenger/, restarted apache - doesn't make any difference, Also tried PassengerRoot /usr/local/opt/passenger/ - no luck ((( – Drew Jun 14 '15 at 18:21
  • Okay, but none of those directories are (within) your virtual host DocumentRoot, nor are they Alias'ed in. Try doing that. – Josip Rodin Jun 14 '15 at 19:14
  • How to do this? Well I've changed virtual host DocumentRoot to this: DocumentRoot /usr/local/opt/passenger/libexec/lib/phusion_passenger/locations.ini and it broken my virtual host so now I'm getting this in browser: Not Found The requested URL / was not found on this server. – Drew Jun 14 '15 at 19:18
  • @Andrew again, the part after DocumentRoot cannot be a file, it has to be a directory. Make them both the same directory at that? – Josip Rodin Jun 15 '15 at 14:36
  • Oh sorry it was a typo. I meant I've done this: changed virtual host DocumentRoot to this: DocumentRoot /usr/local/opt/passenger/libexec/lib/phusion_passenger and it didn't help. – Drew Jun 15 '15 at 18:03
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Finally the guy from Homebrew project on github pointed me in the right direction. For some reason my /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/httpd.conf which was created with Homebrew httpd24 installation doesn't have this line: Include /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/other/*.conf(though homebrew claims they should have it - I think it was relatively recent change)

That's why my didn't have passenger module included when checking apachectl -M | sort. (for example: In default /etc/apache2/httpd.conf there is Include /private/etc/apache2/other/*.conf)

So I've added Include /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/other/*.conf to my my /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/httpd.conf and it works.

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