deploying onto production server and paths

I have had no problems with my development system but I have migrated
all over to my production server and it's not loading javascripts,
stylesheets, images, etc. because the '/public' isn't in the path
according to the page source but the application seems to load view
templates, controller and models fine.

I am using mongrel if that matters.

Must be something simple but I am not getting it.