Webrick:Daemonize under Windows

Hey!

How do i run Webrick as Daemon under Windows, since the fork() command
is not supported?

Are Threads an Option? Can somebody give me some input on this?

thx ck

On Nov 14, 2007, at 22:55 , Christian K. wrote:

Hey!

How do i run Webrick as Daemon under Windows, since the fork() command
is not supported?

Are Threads an Option? Can somebody give me some input on this?

You want to run as a service instead. I think win32-service does this.

On Nov 15, 3:45 am, Eric H. [email protected] wrote:

On Nov 14, 2007, at 22:55 , Christian K. wrote:

Hey!

How do i run Webrick as Daemon under Windows, since the fork() command
is not supported?

Are Threads an Option? Can somebody give me some input on this?

You want to run as a service instead. I think win32-service does this.

Yes. It’s actually bundled up for you already in the ‘ruby-services’
package. Download the zip file, unzip it and read the instructions.
There are also services for fri and rubygems’ gem server.*

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=85&release_id=8222

Regards,

Dan

  • Which I will likely need to update once rubygems 0.9.5 is released.

On Nov 16, 1:04 am, Christian K. [email protected]
wrote:

Daniel B. wrote:

How is this service API working? Is this a wrapper around the windows
service api? Do i need admin privileges for creating a service? I don’t
necessarily have admin rights in this application.

Yes, it uses the Windows Service API. Yes, you’ll likely need admin
privileges to install it as a service.

If you want to simply background the process, take a look at the
‘start’ command.

Regards,

Dan

Daniel B. wrote:

If you want to simply background the process, take a look at the
‘start’ command.

Regards,

Dan

Where do i find this “start” command? Standard Ditro or do i need
Win32-API…

thx CK

Daniel B. wrote:
How is this service API working? Is this a wrapper around the windows
service api? Do i need admin privileges for creating a service? I don’t
necessarily have admin rights in this application.

On Nov 15, 3:45 am, Eric H. [email protected] wrote:

On Nov 14, 2007, at 22:55 , Christian K. wrote:

Hey!

How do i run Webrick as Daemon under Windows, since the fork() command
is not supported?

Are Threads an Option? Can somebody give me some input on this?

You want to run as a service instead. I think win32-service does this.

Yes. It’s actually bundled up for you already in the ‘ruby-services’
package. Download the zip file, unzip it and read the instructions.
There are also services for fri and rubygems’ gem server.*

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=85&release_id=8222

Regards,

Dan

  • Which I will likely need to update once rubygems 0.9.5 is released.

On Nov 16, 6:25 am, Christian K. [email protected]
wrote:

Daniel B. wrote:

If you want to simply background the process, take a look at the
‘start’ command.

Regards,

Dan

Where do i find this “start” command? Standard Ditro or do i need
Win32-API…

Open up a command shell and type “start /?”. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Dan

Daniel B. wrote:

On Nov 16, 6:25 am, Christian K. [email protected]
wrote:

Daniel B. wrote:

If you want to simply background the process, take a look at the
‘start’ command.

Regards,

Dan

Where do i find this “start” command? Standard Ditro or do i need
Win32-API…

Open up a command shell and type “start /?”. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Dan

The actual example is, i want to run an application that consists of
serveral parts:

  • a webrick server
  • a background updater

Prerequisites are:

  • windows (so no daemonize)
  • no admin rights (so a service under windows is not possible)

No what is really the best option to spawn those two parts as different
processes/threads and do not loose control over them. It must be
possible to quite or restart those processes if needed from the main
script.

thx ck

The actual example is, i want to run an application that consists of
serveral parts:

  • a webrick server
  • a background updater

Prerequisites are:

  • windows (so no daemonize)
  • no admin rights (so a service under windows is not possible)

No what is really the best option to spawn those two parts as different
processes/threads and do not loose control over them. It must be
possible to quite or restart those processes if needed from the main
script.

thx ck

Still no satisfying solution…can somebody help?

thx

On Dec 5, 10:42 am, Christian K. [email protected]
wrote:

No what is really the best option to spawn those two parts as different
processes/threads and do not loose control over them. It must be
possible to quite or restart those processes if needed from the main
script.

thx ck

Still no satisfying solution…can somebody help?

Daniel suggestion was good, windows have a “start.exe” application
that spawn new process with specific command line.

Since you need “control” them, you should start look at other tools
beyond this topic.

I could suggest you take a look at mongrel_service, which is a service/
console implementation to run ruby+mongrel+rails made in freebasic:

http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk/projects/mongrel_service/

All the requirements are listed in the README.

Take a look at the code, it implements a “console” mode that let you
start/stop (ctrl-c) the background process.

HTH,

Luis

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