Having a bit of spare time this Sunday, I’m continuing to work through the Mongrel2 manual (it’s good, as such things go).
There are still places where Mac OS X does not behave according to the expectations of the manual (written for a GNU/Linux environment).
- Most of the shortcut code in S4.5 doesn’t work on OS X.
- When chowning files, remember that OS X does not have a root group — it’s called staff. So “chown root:staff” instead of “chown root:root”.
- When you’ve configured procer to launch mongrel2, running ps aux | grep procer won’t show procer right away. It takes a second or two. Mongrel2 itself doesn’t seem to launch properly … until you issue the -murder command to m2sh. Then procer steps in to resurrect the undead …
- To run the chat demo, you need to have installed the mongrel2 library and dependencies. Go to (mongrel_dir)/examples/python and run python setup.py install. You also need to install the python-zmq library for your system — I used macports.