Ruby compare sort en nonzero?

Just reminder for myself…
The method Numeric#nonzero?
returns self if the number is != 0 else it returns nil

Makes this code possible:

  objects.sort do |a, b|
    (a.lastname <=> b.lastname).nonzero? || (a.firstname <=> b.firstname)

FreeBSD mysql-server failed precmd routine

Trying to start mysql-server tries start with the message failed precmd routine.

Debugging this can be done by altering /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql.server

Comment out the following parts : >/dev/null 2>/dev/null

	eval $mysql_install_db $mysql_install_db_args # >/dev/null 2>/dev/null

	if checkyesno mysql_limits; then
		eval `/usr/bin/limits ${mysql_limits_args}` # 2>/dev/null
		return 0

You will see the error message.
In my case the issue was an existing data-directory

Apache 2.4.17 and Phusion Passenger

Today I simply run a plain normal update on my FreeBSD server of the Apache server. Usually this works out without any problems.

But tonight, big panic!
The rails applications didn’t start anymore.

I received a Forbidden Message. (Directory listing isn’t allowed). Passenger wasn’t working anymore.

So I started trying several things:
– Trying to recompile passenger. No success.
– Trying to upgrade an recompile passenger, No succes.
– I was about to downgrade Apache to the previous version. (Which is a bit hard with the shared FreeBSD Port system, running in a jail. Stupid me had thrown away the previous binary)

Thanks to the google-gods I’ve found the following issue

It seems the autoindex module isn’t compatible with Passenger anymore..

For the moment I temporary solved it by disabling the autoindex module of Apache in httpd.conf
#LoadModule autoindex_module libexec/apache24/

* Note to self *
Never throw away the previous installed package binary.

Spree Commerce, custom admin routes – Attempt 3

Such a simple change, needed a third attempt.
This is about the admin_path option, which I suggest to make a preference in previous post.

It doesn’t seem practical, because changes to this option are stored in the database. This has one flaw, that removing the option from you initializer results in Spree using the latest database option. Which is very confusing and not usable.

I changed my pull request and added a Spree.admin_path option.
Which can be set in the spree initializer simply like this:


See the pullrequest:

Spree Commerce, custom admin routes – Attempt 2

Last post I’ve added a module attribute for the spree backend for supplying the configuration data.

I think it’s much cleaner to use Spree’s build in configuration system.
The admin path now is a normal Spree setting. You can supply it in the Spree initializer:

Spree.config do |config|
  config.admin_path = "/super-secret-name"

The code changes required in Spree for this solution only is 3 lines!
Add the admin_path preference to this file core/app/models/spree/app_configuration.rb

module Spree
  class AppConfiguration < Preferences::Configuration
    preference :admin_path, :string, default: "/admin"

And alter the backend/config/routes.rb, to include a path definition in the top namespace and change the ‘/admin’ path route of the last line.

Spree::Core::Engine.add_routes do
  namespace :admin, path: Spree::Config.admin_path do
    #.. everything remains the same, except this last line:
    get Spree::Config.admin_path, to: 'admin/root#index', as: :admin

That’s all…
Sending in a PullRequest now :)