I think I broke my ghost blog by updating my node version

  • Posted November 22, 2013

On my droplet I use git to pull a new theme, and it uses SASS and Compass and Grunt to compile the code. So I needed to update nodejs for it to work. and after updating my node and rebooting the server I get a 502 Bad Gateway when I visit my site.

when running (sudo or not) $ service ghost start

It gives me the feedback that Ghost is started really quickly (too quickly) and if afterwards I check with $ service ghost status it says it is not running.

nginx does the same.


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What commands did you run to upgrade nodejs? <br> <br>Also what’s the output of the following command? <br><pre>sudo cat /etc/init.d/ghost | curl -F ‘sprunge=<-’</pre>

I managed to solve it at the moment by using the Forever <br> <br>$ npm install forever <br>$ forever start index.js <br> <br>

Yes I tried that as well, it does work, however it gives me a blank ghost installation, and all my original blog posts are gone not a big deal since I was looking to upgrade ghost to a newer version anyway. but this does not keep Ghost running once I exit the terminal

Try starting ghost manually – does it work? <br><pre>cd /var/www/ghost <br>npm start</pre>