Installing Rails 2.3 LTS without Bundler
This document describes installwhen you are not using and you do not want to .
If your project does use Bundler, please see our instructions on installing Rails 2.3 LTS with Bundler instead.
- Make sure your project satisfies the system requirement for Rails LTS. This involves upgrading to Rails 2.3.18.
Remove all existing version of Rails gems:Copy
gem uninstall rails activeresource actionmailer actionpack activerecord activesupport railslts-version
Install the latest Rails 2.3 LTS gems.
As a customer of a paid plan (Startup, Standard, Enterprise), run the following:Copy
gem install rails --version "~> 2.3.18" --source "https://user:email@example.com" --no-ri --no-rdoc
passwordwith your personal credentials that you received after subscribing to Rails LTS.
Make sure a colon (
:) separates username and password.
As a subscriber to the free Community edition, you need to build the Rails LTS gems before installing:Copy
git clone -b 2-3-lts https://github.com/makandra/rails.git rails-2-3-lts cd rails-2-3-lts bundle install rake railslts:gems:build
This will build put some
.gemfiles into the
pkg/directory, which you can now install:Copy
gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/activesupport-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/activerecord-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/actionpack-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/actionmailer-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/activeresource-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/railties-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/railslts-version-2.3.*.gem gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc pkg/rails-2.3.*.gem
config/environment.rbwithin your project directory and look for the following line:Copy
RAILS_GEM_VERSION = '2.3.xx' unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION
Now change that line so it refers to the latest Rails 2.3 LTS version from the Changelog. Note that a Rails LTS version numbers has three dots instead of two:Copy
RAILS_GEM_VERSION = '2.3.xx.yy' unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION
Decide whether to enable optional security enhancements shipped with Rails LTS.
You may want to briefly confirm that you are running the latest version.
Follow your normal release process (run tests, push, deploy to staging, do smoke testing, deploy to production).
Congratulations! You successfully deployed your application using Rails LTS. 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.
By default, Rails LTS does not allow for strings to be used in polymorphic path helpers, e.g. url_for(['edit', @user]) is not allowed. Symbols are fine. You can opt out of this change