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Configuring Mint for nginx and Ruby on Rails

This is a nginx configuration that includes a mongrel cluster and php running as fcgi on port 1026. Mint is in approot/public/mint/ .

Edit it to fit your needs. Works for me :)

upstream filipcic {

server {

    server_name     filipcic.com www.filipcic.com;

    access_log      /var/log/nginx/filipcic.access_log main;
    error_log       /var/log/nginx/filipcic.error_log;

    root /var/www/filipcic.com/current/public;
    index  index.html index.htm index.php;

    # this rewrites all the requests to the maintenance.html
    # page if it exists in the doc root. This is for capistrano's
    # disable web task
    if (-f $document_root/system/maintenance.html) {
            rewrite  ^(.*)$  /system/maintenance.html last;

    location /mint/ {

    location ~ ^/mint/.*\.php {
            index index.php;
            include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
            fastcgi_index index.php;
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/filipcic.com/current/public$fastcgi_script_name;

    location / {
            proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
            proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
            proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
            proxy_redirect false;

            # if this request matches a static file just send it out.
                    if (-f $request_filename) {

            if (-f $request_filename/index.html) {
                    rewrite (.*) $1/index.html break;

            if (-f $request_filename.html) {
                    rewrite (.*) $1.html break;

            if (!-f $request_filename) {
                    proxy_pass http://filipcic;

            error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
            location = /50x.html {
            root   html;

Also have a look at my Mint Ruby on Rails plugin http://haveamint.com/forum/after_dinner … ils_plugin

I’m doing something similar, but I had my PHP section at the bottom of the Nginx config which forced me to do some odd rewrite rules in the Rails section.

I’ll try out the technique you list here.

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