Need to install The PG (Postgres GEM) via Bundler?

When attempting to upgrade a copy of Gitlab that I installed from source, I ran into an issue. Gitlab is a Ruby On Rails application that uses Bundler to handle all of it’s dependencies. When it attempted to bring in the Postgres SQL gem dependency, this had an issue with the sources that were available on the local system.

That required an install of Postgres-devel. On top of that it took some time to get bundler to recognize that the location of the libs and headers that it needed were located under/usr/pgsql-9.3/*.


To solve this, I found an answer on Stackoverflow.

bundle config –with-pg-config=/usr/pgsql-9.3/bin/pg_config

This is the equivalent to setting configuration arguments on your configure script in bash based application compiles/installs. After setting the configuration parameter, your bundler install should succeed without an issue about missing headers or pg_config binaries.

Having difficulty getting your NGinix service working on the Digital Ocean install instructions?

Recently I’ve setup a Ruby web application service with the instructions from Digital Ocean. The instructions are great, however they do not mention how to start the Nginix process up on startup.

The command to start the service on boot [under Centos] is:

sudo chkconfig –levels 235 nginx on

However their start script would prevent you from doing that as that it is not a service script that is compatible with chkconfig. The error message that will be given is: service nginx does not support chkconfig.

To fix it, add the following comments to the top of the script (/etc/init.d/nginix) right after the first line (#!/bin/sh)

# Provides: nginx
# Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs
# Required-Stop: $local_fs $remote_fs
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: S 0 1 6
# Short-Description: nginx initscript
# Description: nginx

Installing Maven on Centos 5 or 6/RHEL

At the moment there is no RPM package or yum install available for the latest version of Maven on Centos. The user is left to install Maven manually. To attempt to overcome this, I created a script to install the latest, at the moment: 3.1.1. At the moment, there are many things that should be added to the script, they’re listed in the TODO section of the documentation, but those features may be added later.

Instructions on how to run the script, and the script it’s self may be found at: