[Rubygems-developers] Moving gems after upgrade from Ruby 1.8.4 to 1.8.6 on Windows XP

Wes Gamble weyus at att.net
Sun Sep 9 11:48:51 EDT 2007

OK I'm not sure what I did but when I opened up a new command window and 
executed "gem list" all of my gems were there.  I can't imagine why 
things would change for detecting gems across an invocation of the 
command interpreter, but I'll take it :).  So I'm good. 


Wes Gamble wrote:
> I've successfully installed Ruby 1.8.6 on Windows with the 1-click 
> installer.
> I have a lot of gems (about 40) that I don't want to re-get.  I copied 
> the entire contents of %RUBY_HOME%/lib/ruby/gems/1.8 from my old 
> installation to my new installation.
> When I run "gem list" I still don't see my existing gems.
> I have 2 questions:
> 1) What do I need to do to have my existing gems added to the local 
> repository's index?
> 2) Is there a user - level list for rubygems where this type of question 
> would be more appropriate?
> Thanks,
> Wes Gamble
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