For non-profit purposes I’m running some servers (ubuntu 10.04) rendering small regions (countries and smaller) with on demand rendering osm data using indivudal styles.Until now I’m using a script simulating a “bulk” download if I need a lot of tiles. But I would prefer to use tirex batching.
According to a description (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:HowTo_Mapnik_%26_Tirex), I could compile and install debian packages tirex-backend-mapnik, tirex-core and tirex-example-map. After that I stopped renderd (it was running and creating tiles before) created an own configuration, started tirex-core and tirex-backend-manager. According to (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tirex/Renderd) I double checked user permissions for folders and postgres database for the tirex user. Configuration seems to me ok.
To test my configuration I started a test using my configuration with a test using prio 1. Tirex-status is dislaying the que, but nothing is going on. System load is lower then 0.5.
Postgres is not logging any errors, but there are of course more things to check…Any suggestions how I can trouble shoot the problem?