Thanks to all for the help.  I did run a "strings" on the executable and did
find the statement "Daemon not connected".  I will now track that down.  

-----Original Message-----
From: nobu.nokada / softhome.net [mailto:nobu.nokada / softhome.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:54 AM
To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: Problem with "Daemon not connected"

Hi,

At Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:32:37 +0900,
Simon Strandgaard wrote:
> > Instead of printing the expected results the message "Daemon not
> > connected" is printed.
> 
> This message is outputted from the '/opt/localname/bar' application.
> The conditions under which its run must somehow be different ?
> 
> Can you recall this "Daemon not connected" message if you invoke the
> application manualy from the command line ?

Or directly within shell script, rather than from ruby.

  /opt/localname/bar ... >> /tmp/foo.log

If you could reproduce same error, you'd better to ask the
author of the application.

-- 
Nobu Nakada