Add RVM step to build instructions #944

wants to merge 1 commit into


None yet

4 participants


Adds a reminder for RVM users to switch to system Ruby to the instructions in

It was something silly that caught me out, so I figured it might be worth mentioning it (given how commonly used RVM is).

JRuby Team member

may I ask what the effect was with rvm not using system ? command build/jruby should just work independent of the actual environment


When I ran (with an RVM managed Ruby in use):

bin/jruby -S rake test:mri19

I would get an error like:

rake aborted!
Could not find 'rspec' (>= 0) among 18 total gem(s)

I believe this was to blame:

sinjo@widdershins:~/projects/jruby$ bin/jruby -S gem environment
  - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /home/sinjo/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p429/bin

Same command with system Ruby selected:

  - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /home/sinjo/projects/jruby/bin
JRuby Team member

Do we know if rbenv and/or chruby are affected? I am open to adding a more general warning than just rvm.

@enebo enebo added a commit that referenced this pull request Sep 17, 2013
@enebo enebo GH #944: Add RVM step to build instructions 7125557
JRuby Team member

I could not merge this for some reason and made some textual changes. Fixed in b633137.

@enebo enebo closed this Sep 17, 2013
Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment