Andres Riofrio Andres Riofrio - 21 days ago 8
Ruby Question

Find all manually installed Ruby Gems?

I found this script that find all manually installed packages in Fedora (every argument that I passed

yum install
). Specifically, the script does not return dependencies that were automatically installed. Is there something similar for Ruby Gems?

Otherwise, does Ruby Gems keep a command history somewhere?

Answer

If YUM works like APT (which I assume it does based on your description), it recognizes a difference between explicitly installed packages ("manually" as you say) and implicitly installed ones (i.e. as a dependency).

Rubygems has no such distinction, and thus this is not possible. As mentioned in the comments, Bundler can do this, but that's on a project level more than a system level.