www/rubygem-passenger now requires bash?

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 15:38:07 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Steve Wills <swills at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> I'm running FreeBSD/amd64 8-STABLE (r250276) and, yesterday, updated
>> www/rubygem-passenger from 3.0.19 to 4.0.5 via portmaster.  Although the
>> port upgraded without error, the resultant Passenger no longer works: it
>> complains it can't find "bash" and Rails apps won't spawn.
>> I don't have shells/bash installed, and didn't need to with version 3.0.19
>> of the www/rubygem-passenger port.  The shells/bash port isn't listed as a
>> runtime dependency for www/rubygem-passenger in its Makefile, either.
>> If I install shells/bash and also put a symlink from /usr/bin/bash to
>> /usr/local/bin/bash then Passenger will run once again.  I don't like this
>> solution, though.  Does anyone know of a way of running the Passenger
>> 4.0.5 port without needing bash?
>> I've included at the end a snippet from httpd-error.log showing the
>> behaviour of the new Passenger 4.0.5 prior to the workaround I put in
>> place mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
> I think it only calls bash like that when it crashes, so that it can
> generate a crash report of some kind and possibly submit it somewhere. As
> far as the crash, I'm told it's a bug in our C++ stuff and that upgrading
> to 9-STABLE should help, although I haven't had time to test that. If you
> try that, please let us know how it goes.
> Steve

My experience is that it needs bash to run in the first place, I
couldn't get the apache module working at all until I installed
shells/bash and symlinked /bin/bash to /usr/local/bin/bash.


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