I've found a overlay which have the nginx+passenger support, so I'm wondering why there is no official support on this?
I think there must be some users need to run passenger with nginx like me.
But current nginx-1.4.1 in portage don't have passenger support
me too... sorry, ive ran into this building the gitlab wiki with alternative endings.
as a sidenote: the passenger module for nginx would be an additional third party module, and from my experience it very othen has compile (read: link) issues..
but the in-tree nginx already has USE="uwsgi" which allows both "unicorn" and "uwsgi-plugin-rack-ruby" to be proxied
I just looked into this. The build system is a custom thing in bin/ built in ruby which does all kinds of things. Someone from the ruby herd should probably look at this.
There's an overlay which supports it here: http://data.gpo.zugaina.org/mva/www-servers/nginx/
Still keen on WONTFIX since I'd prefer someone co-maintaining for this scenario.