BrainLikeADullPencil BrainLikeADullPencil - 1 year ago 79
Ruby Question

reinstall every gem for each ruby version?

I just installed Ruby 2.0.0 using rbenv and set it to the global ruby version for my system. Since 2.0 is compatible with 1.9.3, I tried to start up a Rails project with it, but got the following error. I did

rbenv rehash
after installing 2.0

The `rails' command exists in these Ruby versions:

Does this mean that every gem I installed on my system with 1.9.3 has to be reinstalled if I wish to use it with 2.0?

Answer Source

Yes. Rbenv (and RVM) have separate "gem home" directories for each installed version of Ruby. There may be ways to symlink certain directories to get them to share, but this will likely lead to problems, particularly with gems that include native C extensions, which may or may not compile and run cleanly in multiple versions.

If you have a Gemfile, easiest thing is to just bundle install again for Ruby 2.0, giving you duplicate copies of many gems and Ruby-2.0 compiled versions of any native gems.