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Phusion Passenger 2.2.15 released

By Hongli Lai on June 24th, 2010

We know that many people are eagerly awaiting Phusion Passenger 3, but we ask these people to be patient for a while longer. We want to ensure that the initial version is of sufficient quality before we release it to the world. But for now, we haven’t forgotten about all the people who are still on 2.2, and so we’re releasing this bug fix release.

What’s new in version 2.2.15?

[Apache] Fixed incorrect temp dir cleanup by passenger-status

On some systems, running passenger-status could print the following message:

*** Cleaning stale folder /tmp/passenger.1234

…after which Phusion Passenger breaks because that directory is necessary for it to function properly. The cause of this problem has been found and has been fixed.

[Apache] Fixed some upload handling problems
Previous versions of Phusion Passenger check whether the size of the received upload data matches the contents of the Content-Length header as sent by the client. It turns out that there could be a mismatch e.g. because of mod_deflate input compression, so we can’t trust Content-Length anyway and we were being too strict. The check has now been removed.
[Nginx] Fixed compilation issues with Nginx >= 0.7.66
Thanks to Potamianos Gregory for reporting this issue. Issue #500.
[Nginx] Default Nginx version changed to 0.7.67
The previous default version was 0.7.65.
Fixed more Bundler problems
Previous versions of Phusion Passenger would preload some popular libraries such as mysql and sqlite3 in order to utilize copy-on-write optimizations better. However this behavior conflicts with Bundler so we’ve removed it.

How do I upgrade to 2.2.15?

Via a gem

Please install it with the following command:

gem install passenger

Next, run:


Or, if you’re an Nginx user:


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

Via a native Linux package

John Leach from Brightbox has kindly provided Ubuntu packages for Phusion Passenger. These packages are 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 instruction, and then run ‘apt-get update’).

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

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger


sudo apt-get install nginx-brightbox

(Note that John is currently packaging 2.2.15, so it might take a while before this release shows up in the apt repository.)


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