If there is one thing that drives me nuts, it’s trying to figure out what isn’t running after a server reboot. I wish I had all the time back from grepping through history to see what services were started manually.
The problem with installing nginx through passenger and rvm is it doesn’t behave like a normal install. The usual startup script doesn’t work.
1) Create shell script in /etc/init.d
sudo vim /etc/init.d/nginx-passenger.sh
2) Paste in this text:
#!/bin/bash # this script starts the nginx process attached to passenger sudo /opt/nginx/sbin/nginx
3) Make it executable
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/nginx-passenger.sh
4) Run it to make sure it works
5) Update the init script links sudo update-rc.d nginx-passenger.sh defaults