[Catalyst] FastCGI deployment - slow to complete request

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Mon Feb 15 17:03:43 GMT 2010

Steve Rippl wrote:
> Andrew Rodland wrote:
>> Fix: Use a current snapshot version of mod_fastcgi. Source tarballs 
>> can be found in http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/ or if you'd like a deb, 
>> I've built 
>> http://cleverdomain.org/libapache2-mod-fastcgi_2.4.6.99~snap20081109_i386.deb 
>> (for Debian 5.0 i386).
>> Andrew
> Thanks for providing this, but when I install it and restart apache I get
> wsdsis:~# /etc/init.d/apache2 start
> Starting web server: apache2apache2: Syntax error on line 185 of 
> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of 
> /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/fastcgi.load: Cannot load 
> /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so into server: 
> /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
> failed!
> and I'm on a 32bit kernel (in case that's what ELFCLASS64 is referring to?)
> wsdsis:~# uname -m
> i686
> Would using the source version solve this or is something else going on?

Your machine / packaging system etc is seriously broken in some way, or 
you're trying to use a .deb built for a system you're not running.

So yes - compiling the source version yourself would imply that you 
compile it on the right machine, ergo it's more likely to work. :)

Personally, I'd just remove mod_deflate, use the mod_fastcgi in your 
distribution (which will then work fine), and add 


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