Phusion Passenger installation in Mandriva 2009

You have recently installed Mandriva 2009 and you want to install phusion passenger.


  1. First make sure that apache is installed. If it is not installed (default), do:
    urpmi apache

    On the selection question about the dependencies select option 1 (apache-prefork)

  2. Use the details from the phusion passenger website. ie:
    Install passenger:

    gem install passenger
  3. Run the passenger installation:
  4. If at the second stage of the installation the installer complains that GNU C++ compiler … not found, install the gnu c++ compiler, with:
    urpmi gcc_c++
  5. Run the passenger installation (step 3) again. If at this stage the installer complains that Apache 2 development headers … not found, use:
    urpmi apache-devel
  6. Run passenger installer (step 3), once more. Now everything should be ok and the apache 2 module will be installed when the installer finishes.
  7. Restart the Apache webserver, and you should be able to add your Rails application. Use the following to deploy your application in /somewhere/public:
    <VirtualHost *:80>
      DocumentRoot /somewhere/public