Export and Import your gems.
Snapshot, copy your current gems in a single file, providing a fast and secure way to import your gems anywhere.
- ruby-1.8.6-p399 [ i386 ]
- ruby-1.8.7-p249 [ i386 ]
- 1.3.6 gem version
gem install rubygems_snapshot
After install, you can use:
gem snapshot export gems.tar to export your gems
gem snapshot import gems.tar to import (install) gems.
Important: When importing, don’t forget to use sudo if necessary and pay attention to errors relative to native build.
I don’t know how to deal with that yet! :X
Hosted at Gemcutter
Nowadays, it supports two formats:
- tar (default)
You can chose the format, using -f parameter. For example:
gem snapshot export gems.yml -f yml
gem snapshot import gems.yml -f yml
For aditional help, execute:
gem help snapshot
It’s very simple.
When exporting, get all gems (like “gem list”), puts in a yml file.
If gem file exists at cache folder from rubygems, copy to tar file too. (tar format)
When importing, copy all gems to rubygems cache folder.
Read the yml file, install the gem file from cache folder or do a simple “gem install” if gem file does not exists.
require "rubygems" GemsSnapshot::Exporter.export("example.tar", :format => :tar)
require "rubygems" GemsSnapshot::Importer.import("example.tar", :format => :tar)
If you want help to improve Snapshot, after git clone, you’ll need the following gems:
Use “rake -T” to see the available tasks.
I highly recomend using RVM during development.
Anything, questions, suggestions etc., send me message or leave a issue.
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