Mongrel as a Windows Service (not running Rails)


#1

Hi, I hope you can help me with this. I have implemented a simple web
app on top of Mongrel and now I need to run it as a Windows Service. I
explored the mongrel_service gem and it looks like I will need an
executable (.exe) for this. Is there a way to use the existing
mongrel_service.exe to run my own script?

Thanks in advance,

Daniel


#2

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Daniel M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Hi, I hope you can help me with this. I have implemented a simple web
app on top of Mongrel and now I need to run it as a Windows Service. I
explored the mongrel_service gem and it looks like I will need an
executable (.exe) for this. Is there a way to use the existing
mongrel_service.exe to run my own script?

mongrel_service gem was implemented to work with Rails.

Inside the gem there is mongrel_service.exe (inside bin), but that
only works with mongrel_rails script.

While your user case is a valid one, was not considered when developed.

You have a few options for your situation:

  1. check mongrel_service FreeBASIC code (which is the actual service)
    and implement your own variation.
    (willl take you some time)

  2. look into options like svrany or firedaemon, which let you run
    console applications as services.

Thanks in advance,

Hope this helps,

Luis L.
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#3

You have a few options for your situation:

  1. check mongrel_service FreeBASIC code (which is the actual service)
    and implement your own variation.
    (willl take you some time)

  2. look into options like svrany or firedaemon, which let you run
    console applications as services.

  1. http://github.com/raggi/ruby_service_helper/, and I recommend you
    also use http://github.com/raggi/rubyw_helper/, these work with win32-
    service-0.6.1. If you’re on a mingw build of ruby, you may need to gem
    install --platform=x86-mswin32-60 win32-service first, as gcc can’t
    deal with SEH.

The above provides something that’s relatively easy to prototype, but
also still mostly debuggable:

http://pastie.textmate.org/private/rsnvpy5eogjhicawttjgra (untested)

HTH


#4

Thanks guys for your suggestions. I will give them both a shot.

Daniel