Updating Rails LTS to a newer version
This document assumes you have installed Rails LTS before and want to update to a new version of the Rails LTS gem. As a subscriber to the Rails LTS service, you will be notified whenever a new version for Rails LTS becomes available.
If you have installed Rails LTS with Bundler, simply run the following comment within your Rails project directory:Copy
bundle update rails
After updating, check that your
Gemfile.lockcontains the expected changes.
If booting Rails now gives you this error:
Missing the Rails 2.3.18 gem. Please gem install -v=2.3.18 rails, update your RAILS_GEM_VERSION setting in config/environment.rb for the Rails version you do have installed, or comment out RAILS_GEM_VERSION to use the latest version installed.
... then open
config/environment.rbwithin your project directory and delete the following line:Copy
RAILS_GEM_VERSION = '2.3.xx' unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION
If you have installed Rails LTS without Bundler simply repeat the installation process.
Follow your normal release process (run tests, deploy to staging, do smoke testing, deploy to production)
Congratulations! You have now successfully updated your application. If you have chosen to subscribe to the Rails LTS Notification List when signing up, you will be notified whenever a new patch for Rails LTS becomes available.