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Gemfile.lock generated on Windows not usable when deploying to Linux #1610

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leonid-shevtsov opened this Issue · 8 comments

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@leonid-shevtsov

I've spent some time trying to figure out why a junior couldn't deploy a fresh Rails project from a Windows machine (using Capistrano and the official bundler plugin).

Turns out, the Gemfile.lock contained Windows-only versions of all gems with native extensions, like nokogiri or bcrypt-ruby, and on Linux the gems weren't loaded into the bundle at all, without any warning. Specifically, the error message was no such file to load: bcrypt.

The only way to fix this was to check out the project on a Linux machine, run bundle install there - which added Linux versions of the gems to the lock file - and push back the changes. Then deployment worked normally from Windows.

This makes developing on a Windows machine and deploying directly to Linux impossible.

I do understand that this issue might be considered un-fixable for architectural issues, but still I consider it a biggie. This at least requires some notice in the manual.

Related: #635, #966

@indirect
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@hoffmanc

How does one then maintain Gemfile.lock under version control when doing cross-platform development? Do I instruct my windows-wielding teammates to never version control this file? What if they add a new gem?

@indirect
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@thibaudgg thibaudgg referenced this issue in guard/listen
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Free Adapters #83

@justinforce

I'm surprised and bummed that this doesn't have a milestone. This is very common and often painful shortcoming.

@thibaudgg

Yeah me too, any progress on that side?

@prijutme4ty

May be bundler should not at least reinstall gems that are already installed for another platform. I have bcrypt-ruby, sqlite3 and mysql2 gems installed with switch --platform ruby but bundler each time reinstalls precompiled versions (which doesn't work)

@Ajedi32

I think this is a duplicate of #646.

@thibaudgg thibaudgg referenced this issue in guard/listen
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Loosen dependencies. #126

@ixti
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Duplicates #646. Any further discussion should go there.

@ixti ixti closed this
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