Rubygem RPMs and "yum update"

Philip Rhoades phil at
Wed Jan 2 10:29:56 UTC 2013


On 2013-01-02 19:45, Vít Ondruch wrote:
> Hi Philip,
> Dne 1.1.2013 17:38, Philip Rhoades napsal(a):
>> People,
>> I have just upgraded to Fedora 18 x86_64 and installed all the 
>> Ruby/Rails RPMs but I notice when I create a test rails app and then 
>> add something to Gemfile and do "bundle install", the system starts 
>> pulling in all the native Gems - I would like to stick to just using 
>> RPMs
> You could try the '--local', which should prefer already installed 
> gems.
>> - so I presume "bundle install" does not get used in the change to 
>> the RPM environment? (ie I should manually install the missing gem 
>> RPMs).
> I am not aware of any better way how to do it. But may be somebody
> from Aeolus or Katello could provide more information, since they are
> using similar workflow, i.e. they are developing with RPM gems.
>> Also, I presume one has to be careful about doing a system-wide 
>> update of RPMs with "yum update" in case updated Gems break stuff 
>> specified in Gemfile.lock?
> Once you have everything installed, the 'bundle install --local'
> should update your Gemfile.lock just fine.
> Actually, is there reason to use Gemfile and Bundler at all? I would
> say that the Rails application will work without it just fine.

Basically, that is the first thing that I was asking about but you 
didn't really answer my second question about possibly breaking stuff by 
using "yum update".


Philip Rhoades

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