RubyGems requesting win32/service on Red Hat Linux


I successfully installed a RoR/Flex/Oracle application in a Windows
environment and am now in the process of trying the same in Linux.
Unfortunately, when I get to the part where I start Mongrel, I get the
following error message:

[root@localhost FDS_Server]# mongrel_rails start -e production -p 4001
`gem_original_require': no such file to load -- win32/service

I've seen something similar in Windows recently, where I've had to
install win32-service 0.5.2 as recommended by Luis Lavena (http://, but this is a
brand new setup in Linux, rebuilt from source...

Here are a few details of my setup:

[root@localhost FDS_Server]# ruby -v
ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [i686-linux]
[root@localhost FDS_Server]# gem -v
[root@localhost FDS_Server]# rails -v
Rails 2.1.0

I'd appreciate any help on this. Thanks,


Luis Lavena pointed out to me on the Deploying Rails forum that
mongrel_service is specific to Windows... I uninstalled it and was
able to get Mongrel running in Linux.