I followed this tutorial to setup an osm server: http://www.hyperionreactor.net/blog/how-build-your-own-osm-server-part-1-postgis-and-mapnik I'm still trying to make mapnik generate me images, but other than that everything worked well. Meanwhile i started to follow the official The Rails Port tutorial and i almost finished. (rails on ubuntu and rails port) This is the command i'm stuck at:

alexandru@alex-lap:~/.osm/rail_port/rails$ rake db:migrate
rake/rdoctask is deprecated.  Use rdoc/task instead (in RDoc 2.4.2+)
Please install RDoc 2.4.2+ to generate documentation.
rake aborted!
fe_sendauth: no password supplied

Tasks: TOP => db:migrate (See full trace by running task with --trace)

But also knowing that i already had setup my db in my first tutorial i went ahead and launched the server. If that would be of any help, this was the error:

The OpenStreetMap server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request (HTTP 500)

Feel free to contact the OpenStreetMap community if your problem persists. Make a note of the exact URL / post data of your request.

This may be a problem in our Ruby On Rails code. 500 occurs with exceptions thrown outside of an action (like in Dispatcher setups or broken Ruby code)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Not a simple question with a straightforward answer. You can get help with technical issues by subscribing to the OSM-dev mailing list." by Jonathan Bennett 20 Oct '11, 10:21


The first tutorial showed you how to set up a PostGIS rendering database using osm2pgsql for use with Mapnik.

This is not the same database used by the Rails port. The latter uses a Postgres database without PostGIS extensions and with a very different schema. You will need to set up the new database despite already having a rendering database.

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Thank you very much! Btw, i just fixed my problem. It was in the database.yml, i had users and their passwords commented out. Now everything works. But CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME then why do i have the whole map available at localhost?

(20 Oct '11, 09:22) alexz

Because the web site doesn't render maps directly from it's own database. Instead it displays tiles from (by default) tile.openstreetmap.org which naturally includes all data in the main database.

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