How To Locally Save A Bundler Gem With Git Source To /vendor/cache
Posted by Weston Ganger
Sometimes I have to use a fork of a gem for a bug fix and I have to bundle my gems locally for deployment on a server that isn’t connected to the public internet. This presents a problem because bundler doesn’t locally save gems with
git sources but it will save gems with
Here are the steps to get it to save locally. First add your gem like this in your Gemfile:
# Gemfile gem 'chosen-rails', github: "westonganger/chosen-rails", branch: :master
bundle install --path vendor/cache
Now change your Gemfile to use the
git source so that when you try to bundle install on the server without internet access it wont try to connect.
# Gemfile gem 'chosen-rails', git: "https://github.com/westonganger/chosen-rails.git", branch: :master
bundle install --path vendor/cache again to update your Gemfile.lock with the changes
Now it will be saved in /vendor/cache and be loaded locally when you
bundle install --local on your server.
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