[Mongrel] Mongrel on Vista as a service

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 23:24:57 EDT 2007

On 3/28/07, kaushik.ghose <kaushik.ghose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I was hoping some one could help me out with an issue I'm having with
> mongrel on Vista.
> I have a ruby on rails application that runs fine with mongrel when I
> double click on it. Command window opens, server starts and works just fine.
> For the same application, after I install the service using
> mongrel_service, and I try to start it, it fails. Vista says that the
> service shutdown right after it started up.

Will be very helpful if you provide the logs (servicefb.log and
mongrel_service.log) both located into ruby\bin directory.

> I didn't have such problems on XP.

Its often an permission issue, often called as "LUA Bug"
(Low-privileged User Account Bug)
Local Service account must have access & permissions to the files and
folders of that project.

Also you could try simulating the service functionality using console command:

if you start mongrel_rails with these parameters:

mongrel_rails start -c "C:\Path\To\My\Application" -p 3000 -e production

You can start console like this:

mongrel_service console single -c "C:\Path\To\My\Application" -p 3000
-e production

And check if the application start properly.

Also perform the same task running a console with low-privileges
(posted a few weeks back on how to get it running with psexec, search
the list).

> Thanks
> -Kaushik
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Luis Lavena
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