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Phusion Passenger 2.0 RC 2 released

By Hongli Lai on June 16th, 2008

A number of issues in 2.0 RC 1 have been discovered. So here’s Phusion Passenger 2.0 release candidate 2. 🙂 If no major issues are found, this will become 2.0 final.


Improved operating systems compatibility

2.0 RC 1 triggered some kind of GCC compiler bug. MacOS X and some SuSE versions are affected. This has been fixed (issue #77).

Furthermore, a compilation problem on Fedora 9 has been fixed (issue #86).

Improved Rack compatibility
A number of Rack compatibility problems have been fixed. Thanks to Magnus Holm for contributing these fixes.
Other minor fixes
See issues #73 and #49

How do I upgrade to 2.0 RC 2?

Via a gem

Please download the 2.0 RC 2 gem, then install it with the command:

gem install passenger-1.9.1.gem

Next, run:


Please don’t forget to copy & paste the Apache config snippet that the installer gives you.

Via a native Linux package

Neil Wilson from Brightbox has kindly provided an Ubuntu 8.04 package for Phusion Passenger. The package is available from the Brightbox repository which you can find at:

Add the following line to the Third Party Software Sources:

deb hardy main

(The simplest way to do that is to create a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ containing the deb anstruction, and then run ‘apt-get update‘).

Once you’ve done this then you can install Phusion Passenger by running:

apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger