[Mongrel] service::start borken

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 14:43:38 EST 2007

On 2/20/07, Peter Boling <peter.boling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Mongrel Users!
> This is my first post!

hello Peter, welcome to the list.

> Is there an expected release date for the fixed version of
> mongrel_service that will resolve the missing service::start command?

No, it wouldn't. ::start and ::stop commands where removed since they
duplicate simple functionality found built in windows.

The same you achieve calling mongrel_rails service::start -N myservice
could be done with just 3 words at the command line:

net start myservice

Doing a simple comparison:

"mongrel_rails service::start -N myservice".length
=> 41
"net start myservice".length
=> 19

Guess which one wins? This is also valid for stop (4 letters).

> I would love to use the much improved features of the new
> mongrel_service, but I haven't been able to yet.

Why? you only need to remove and then reinstall the service (::remove
and then ::install again).

> I haven't figured out how to follow Zed's advice on a previous thread to just use the
> start command to start the service.  Does anyone know if there is a
> way to get a mongrel service started using the most recent release of
> mongrel_service?

Just use: net start myservice, net stop myservice (being 'myservice'
the actual service you provided with -N option at service::install).


Luis Lavena
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