Odd IRB behavior w/ InstantRails

Hey guys,
I was trying to play around with Win32::Service using Win32Utils
(http://win32utils.rubyforge.org/). I got it to work on my local machine
(Ruby 1.8.6 without rails, Windows XP), however, I wanted to run the
same tests on my development server which runs Windows 2003 Server and
InstantRails v1.7 (Rails 2.1.0 and Ruby 1.8.6). I ran this command to
install the gem on both machines - in each case I downloaded the gem and
am installing it locally:

gem install win32-service #this is local
successfully installed win32-service-0.6.1-x86-mswin32-60

using >gem list I am able to see that win32-service (0.6.1) is installed
on both machines.

On my local machine:
irb(main):001:0> require ‘win32/service’
=> true

but doing this on the server 2003 box w/ instantrails results in:

irb(main):001:0> require ‘win32/service’
LoadError: no such file to load – win32/service
from (irb):1:in `require’
from (irb):1

My co-worker thinks this is due to instantrails not looking in the right
place for the gems… I am still somewhat of a ruby noob, so any and all
help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you,

  • Jeff M.