public directory not updating

This might be better suited for the Capistrano list, but I thought it might have something to do with Rails 2.0's asset caching. My trouble is that my app's style looks and works perfectly fine when I'm running it locally in development mode, but when I deploy it, the stylesheets and Javascript don't seem to be updating along with the rest of the project files. My deployment setup is pretty standard, so I don't think it's anything related to that. I was just wondering if Rails 2.0's asset caching could be part of the problem. Any thoughts?