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Unicorn not reading environment variables correctly

Hi Guys.

I have deployed a rails app on ubuntu using the on-click-install droplet, everything is working correctly except for some environment variables that are not been read by my app.

I have defined these variables on /etc/environment as follow:

export S3_BUCKET=mybucket export S3_KEY=HJKD… export S3_SECRET=+iSJKL…

After defined those variable I did the source /etc/environment, I also have restarted the droplet but in my app those variables are NIL.

ENV[‘S3_BUCKET’] === nil

Any help would be appreciate.

Regards

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Edit <code>/etc/default/unicorn</code> and insert the <code>export</code> lines into it. Does that work?

/etc/default/unicorn should contain the following:

# ENV Variables for S3
export S3_KEY='YOUR_S3_KEY_HERE'
export S3_SECRET='YOUR_S3_SECRET_HERE'
export S3_BUCKET='YOUR_BUCKET_HERE'
export S3_REGION='YOUR_BUCKET_REGION'

By default your S3 region should be us-east-1, if it is then don’t define a region. Otherwise define the region, in my my case its ‘us-west-1’.

Awesome!