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

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sun Sep 9 13:57:54 EDT 2007

On Sep 9, 2007, at 08:48, Wes Gamble wrote:
> 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?
> 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.

Your shell was using the old ruby.  The new terminal switched to the  
new ruby.

>> 2) Is there a user - level list for rubygems where this type of  
>> question
>> would be more appropriate?

No.  This list is low traffic anyhow, so it doesn't matter.

Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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