Akelos (PHP Rails clone) on Dreamhost?

software development


Hi all,

Has anybody managed to get Akelos (http://www.akelos.org/) working on Dreamhost?

I thought it would be great, since it’s more-or-less Rails (so much so that I can apply my Rails knowledge almost directly) written in PHP, and with ease of deployment on shared hosting as a priority.

But unfortunately, the Akelos app I’ve just started building on my home machine just will not run when I try to deploy it on Dreamhost.

There’s this page of the Dreamhost wiki, but it seems quite incomplete: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Akelos

I also made the necessary changes for a custom php.ini, following: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Custom_PHP.ini

But now, when I try to visit the homepage of my app, I get:

Apache server error
Akelos application failed to start properly

Which is basically a 500 internal server error.

I checked my error.log for this domain and found the following:

Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use ‘LimitInternalRecursion’ to increase the limit if necessary. Use ‘LogLevel debug’ to get a backtrace.

So it looks to me like some kind of infinite rewrite loop is taking place.

I’ve changed a few of the necessary settings for my app (paths etc.) so that it should work on Dreamhost… it’s just that it doesn’t!

Has anyone had any more success? This will be quite a bummer if I can’t get it to work here. I haven’t run out of things to try yet, but have run out of time for today, so thought I’d ask and see if anyone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks for your help!