FastCGI spawn_fs_process() failed error



Hello All.

Am running : Windows XPPro, apache2, mysql and rubyonrails.

Have struck this problem when putting into place the fastcgi
functionality. It comes from the apache error log:

[Fri Nov 04 01:45:01 2005] [crit] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path
specified. : FastCGI: can't start server
"C:/work/websites/cookbook/public/dispatch.fcgi": spawn_fs_process()

I've scoured the net, and found only that it might have something to do
with permissions (which i've set and reset). So i can only think it's
something to do with my configuration.

This is my .htaccess file,


# General Apache options
#AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
#AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
#Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI

# If you don't want Rails to look in certain directories,
# use the following rewrite rules so that Apache won't rewrite certain
# 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

RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /cookbook/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"


These are the relevant changes to the apache config file,


LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/mod_fastcgi.dll


Alias /cookbook/ "c:/work/websites/cookbook/public/"

<Directory "c:/work/websites/cookbook/public">
AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
Options +ExecCGI
AllowOverride all
Allow from all
Order allow,deny

FastCgiServer c:/work/websites/cookbook/public/dispatch.fcgi -processes

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