Forum: Ruby on Rails WEBrick initialisation problem

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Brian W. (Guest)
on 2006-05-04 11:08
I am new to Ruby so I thought the best way to get into it would be to
follow the ONLamp "Rolling with Ruby on Rails" intro. I followed the
instructions to the letter and everything work just great, very

A couple of days later when I went back to it I got the following
message when trying to start the WEBrick server.

U:\RoRProjects\cookbook>ruby script\server => Booting WEBrick...
=> Rails application started on => Ctrl-C to
shutdown server; call with --help for options
[2006-05-03 08:52:40] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
[2006-05-03 08:52:40] INFO  ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-mswin32]
[2006-05-03 08:52:40] WARN  TCPServer Error: Bad file descriptor -
u:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/utils.rb:73:in `initialize': Bad file
descriptor - bind(2) (Errno::EBADF)
        from u:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/utils.rb:73:in

I have tried totally uninstalling (ruby, rails, MySQL) and then
reinstalling but with no success. Obviously something has changed in the
environment that it is running in but I cannot recall anything that has
been done that would be of significance. I submitted this to the Ruby
mailing list and Eric H. suggest I try the following:

U:\ruby>ruby -rsocket -e " 'localhost', 3000"

which proved there's nothing already running on port 3000. Any
suggestions would be gratfuly received.
anup (Guest)
on 2006-05-05 11:21
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See if another Webrick instance is running on port 3000.
See the following tutorial to shutdown:

I think this wud help
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