Problem with BackgrouDRb installing on WinXP - help please

I’m getting an error I don’t understand when I try to install the
BackgrounDRb plugin (this is the first plugin I’ve tried to install).

I’m interested in knowing if anyone has been successful installing the
BackgrounDRb plugin on WinXP, and even more specifically, on
InstantRails on WinXP.

I installed the plugin, or thought I did, and then I tried to start the
backgroundrb daemon (from the sandbox directory I entered >ruby
script\backgroundrb\start.) I got an error message saying ‘no such file
or directory – script/backgroundrb/start (LoadError)’.

So tried to reinstall the plugin using:

ruby script\plugin install svn://rubyforge.org//var/svn/backgroundrb --force

During the download\install, the first line of the reponse says:
svn: ‘C:\InstantRails\rails_apps\sandbox\vendor\plugins’ is not a
working copy

Then it goes ahead and creates vendor\plugins\backgroundrb directory
with subdirectories, etc. But I still get the ‘no such file’ error when
I try to start the daemon.

So… a couple of questions:

  1. What’s not a working copy? Is it talking about the already
    installed version of the plugin? Or is it telling me there’s something
    wrong with my IR install? Anybody got any idea what I’m doing wrong?

  2. The file not found error makes me wonder. There is no ‘start.rb’
    file in the BackgrounDRb plugin directory structure that’s installed.
    There is a file named ‘start’ (no extension) located in the
    vendor\plugins\backgroundrb\script\backgroundrb\ directory. Renaming it
    to start.rb doesn’t have an effect one way or the other. I don’t have
    any experience with plugins but, hey, Ezra wrote this and I’m pretty
    confident he knows WTF he’s doing, so I figure the script knows where to
    look.

Thanks in advance for any insight or help!

Best regards,
Bill

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