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    SitePoint Evangelist ikeo's Avatar
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    what exactly does the fcgi gem do?

    I'm asking because it doesn't seem to be necessary to run Ruby on Rails as fcgi on Apache as long as you have Apache mod_fast_cgi

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    "vendor/rails/railties/lib/fcgi_handler.rb" begins with "require 'fcgi'" so it looks to me at least that the gem is still required. The fcgi gem is what speaks the FastCGI protocol; it's used to communicate with the FastCGI server (mod_fastcgi).

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    Apache might like that setup, but lighttpd sure needs the fcgi module for dealing with dispatch.fcgi ( many sad moments dealing with this ).


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