RVM alternatives

I understand that some people prefer rbenv, chruby, and perhaps other
programs over RVM for Ruby on Rails. There is a list of alternatives at
https://github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/blob/master/docs/alt.md .

I’m using RVM, because that’s what most people use and because that’s
railstutorial.org advocated in the past. (railstutorial.org now
nitrous.io.) RVM has worked well enough for me, and I have no plans at
this time to switch my Debian Stable Vagrant box to something else. I
haven’t tried the alternatives, but I’d like to hear from those of you
prefer one or more of the alternatives. I don’t have any plans to
anytime soon, but it’s good to have an open mind in the event that my
change or RVM makes changes that I don’t like.

What method of getting Ruby on Rails do you prefer, and why? What don’t
you like about RVM?

To be honest, I use System Ruby + Bundler. Thanks to BrightBox PPA! This
forces me to ensure that all my Ruby projects are using the latest
(well, I
say latest but still using 2.1.5 for everything), and is the easiest. I
think it also makes debugging easier as it eliminates a certain class of

Server infrastructure is managed via Puppet, so it’s just a tweak to a
manifest and off we go.

I do recognise that this is probably unsuitable for consultants or
managing a large number of projects that must use older versions. But
found 2.1 to be more or less a drop-in replacement for 1.9.3. YMMV.

On 6 February 2015 at 16:24, Jason H., Rubyist [email protected]