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Ruby on Rails 404 Errors

Problem:

My Ruby on Rails installation keeps displaying a '404 Not Found' error.

Solution:

Please create a .htaccess file inside the public folder with the following code:
# General Apache options
            AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi
            AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
            Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch +ExecCGI
            
            # If you don't want Rails to look in certain directories,
            # use the following rewrite rules so that Apache won't rewrite certain requests
            # 
            # Example:
            #   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/notrails.*
            #   RewriteRule .* - [L]
            
            # Redirect all requests not available on the filesystem to Rails
            # By default the cgi dispatcher is used which is very slow
            # 
            # For better performance replace the dispatcher with the fastcgi one
            #
            # Example:
            #   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]
            RewriteEngine On
            
            # If your Rails application is accessed via an Alias directive,
            # then you MUST also set the RewriteBase in this htaccess file.
            #
            # Example:
            #   Alias /myrailsapp /path/to/myrailsapp/public
            #   RewriteBase /myrailsapp
            
            RewriteBase /
            RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
            RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
            RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]
            
            # In case Rails experiences terminal errors
            # Instead of displaying this message you can supply a file here which will be rendered instead
            # 
            # Example:
            #   ErrorDocument 500 /500.html
            
            ErrorDocument 500 "<h2>Application error</h2>Rails application failed to start properly"
This should fix the 404 error.


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