[Dancer-users] solving starman error with dancer's .psgi file

Mr. Puneet Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 23:54:44 CEST 2011

In httpd.conf

    ProxyPass        /foo
    ProxyPassReverse /foo
and foo.psgi file like so

    use Dancer ':syntax';
    use Plack::Builder;
    setting apphandler => 'PSGI';
    my $app = sub {
        my $env = shift;
        local $ENV{DANCER_APPDIR} = "/Users/punkish/Documents/www/foo";
        setting appdir => "/Users/punkish/Documents/www/foo";
        load_app "foo";
        my $request = Dancer::Request->new( env => $env );
        Dancer->dance( $request );
    builder {
        enable "Static", path => sub { s!^/lib/!! }, root => "/Users/punkish/Sites/lib";       
        mount "/" => builder {$app};
I start the above with

    $plackup -E development -s Starman --workers=10 -p 5000 -a foo.psgi
The above works fine if I go to http://localhost.local/foo/, but if I go to http://localhost.local/foo (no trailing slash), all the resources at /lib are unreachable.

But, here is a more confounding problem; to access the above as an apache virtual host, I change httpd.conf to

    <VirtualHost foo.local:80>       
        ProxyPass        /
        ProxyPassReverse /
and change only the following line in foo.psgi to

    - mount "/" => builder {$app};
    + mount "http://foo.local" => builder {$app};
But, now I get the following error

    Error while loading foo.psgi: Paths need to start with / at /Users/punkish/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.14.1/lib/site_perl/5.14.1/Plack/Builder.pm line 89

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