Hello, I'm trying to get a basic service running on my development box. For testing purposes, I'm using the demo_daemon.rb and demo_daemon_ctl.rb that come as working examples with the gem. On my WinXP machine (with the Ruby 1-click install) everything works as expected. However, on my dev box (with InstantRails) I just modified the scripts a bit (added the require for my environment) and it DOES create the service, but I cannot start it. I looked in the services GUI in windows and I could not find my service - however, after more tests, I realized that the program IS creating the service, but it shows up as a bunch of weird characters like æ•„æ½Ð€É³gá€€Ô€Ò°É³Ò°É³ and stuff, hence the reason why the service can't start. Does anybody have an idea as to why this kind of behavior is occurring? Any and all help is appreciated! - Jeff M.
on 2008-12-03 04:20