Wednesday, 12 March 2008

mongrel_rails service and $stdout problem on Windows server

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First, if you have the choice, ditch windows, not worth it. However, if you are like me and are forced to use windows for a project then your solution is a simple derivative of what you will find here.

I'm forced to work with a Windows server too and I was experimenting the same issue. Charlie put me on the right track and I solved it adding what follows at the beginning of #{RAILS_ROOT}/config/boot.rb:

  $stdout.write("checking $stdout -> ")
  $stdout.flush # really try to write!

As $stdout and $stderr are redirected only when IO#write raises an exception, it is effective only when Mongrel is running as a service and you still can launch it from a terminal or use a console without any problem.

Posted by Nicola Piccinini at 12:57 AM CET in devel/