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How to migrate from rvm to rbenv

Tagged bundle, rvm, rbenv  Languages ruby

These instructions explain how to migrate from rvm to rbenv.

Uninstall & Install

Start by executing the following command:

rvm implode.


  1. Install rbenv

Follow installation instructions found here

  1. Install ruby-build

Follow instructions found here

  1. Install REE
ruby-build ree-1.8.7-2011.03 $HOME/.rbenv/versions/ree-1.8.7-2011.03

Need Ruby 1.9? Check which versions of Ruby rbenv supports with this command:

ruby-build --definitions
  1. Set global ruby

Edit ~/.rbenv/default and add:


RVM Gemsets

You don't really need RVM gemsets as Bundler can install everything under your application directory. All you have to do is create the file ~/.bundle/config and put the following in it:

   BUNDLE_PATH: vendor/bundle

This will tell bundler to install the gems in vendor/bundle instead of the global environment. Verify that the configuration is okay by executing the following command:

% bundle config
Settings are listed in order of priority. The top value will be used.

  Set for the current user (/Users/christian/.bundle/config): "vendor/bundle"

  Set for your local app (/Users/christian/Projects/xxx/.bundle/config): "1"

Create alias for 'bundle exec'

With RVM out of the picture you'll have to run commands with 'bundle exec'.

Add this to /.bash_profile\ or/.zsh/aliases:

alias b='bundle exec'

This will save you some typing by allowing:

b rails console # same as "bundle exec rails console"


* If you have issues compiling ree because of readline errors, make sure you have the latest version of ruby-build and then try specifying some options when compiling:

CONFIGURE_OPTS="-c --enable-shared -c --with-readline-dir=/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.1/" ruby-build ree-1.8.7-2011.03 ~/.rbenv/versions/ree-1.8.7-2011.03

* System wide installation can be achieved as outlined in this gist.