Keeping track of gems

Is there a tool to keep track of gems and the deploy them to servers?
I have lots of gems installed but I only need a subset of them on the
production machines. It’s a bit of a mess but here is the
situation.

  1. I develop on windows but deploy on linux so I can’t have the exact
    same gem on the two different architectures.
  2. It seems like with every iteration I add more gems but I have no
    way to keep track of which gems are on which servers.
  3. I don’t want all the gems on my development server to go to all the
    production servers for all the projects.

What I am looking for is a way to specify that project A needs gems
1,2,3,4 and then somehow have capistrano make sure those gems are
installed for the proper platform.

I can’t be the only person with this problem, I am hoping it’s already
been solved.

Thanks.

On 5/15/07, Tim U. [email protected] wrote:

Is there a tool to keep track of gems and the deploy them to servers?
I have lots of gems installed but I only need a subset of them on the
production machines. It’s a bit of a mess but here is the
situation.

I use a custom capistrano task to keep the gems up to date on my
servers.


Rick O.
http://lighthouseapp.com
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com

I use a custom capistrano task to keep the gems up to date on my servers.

Would you mind sharing?

Would you mind sharing?

http://pastie.caboo.se/61986


Rick O.
http://lighthouseapp.com
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com

You might also check out puppet[1]… It’s very helpful if you have more
than one machine to manage.

b

[1] http://puppet.reductivelabs.com/

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