Installing Rails 5.2 LTS
This document describes how to swap out the official Rails 5.2 gems with update instructions.. If you have installed Rails LTS before and want to update to a newer version, please see our
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Make sure your project satisfies the system requirement for Rails LTS. This involves upgrading to the latest official Rails 5.2 release.
Open the Bundler configuration file (
Gemfile) in your project's root directory and find this line:Copy
Replace that line with the following code:Copy
source 'https://username:email@example.com' do gem 'rails', '~> 5.2.7' gem 'actioncable', require: false gem 'actionmailer', require: false gem 'actionpack', require: false gem 'actionview', require: false gem 'activejob', require: false gem 'activemodel', require: false gem 'activerecord', require: false gem 'activestorage', require: false gem 'activesupport', require: false gem 'railties', require: false gem 'railslts-version', require: false end
passwordwith your personal credentials that you received after subscribing to Rails LTS.
Make sure a colon (
:) separates username and password. If you don't want these credentials in your Gemfile, you can also set them in an environment variable
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Run Bundler to complete the installation:Copy
bundle update rails
You might get a lot of unrelated upgrades. If you want to get as few updates as necessary, you can instead try to use this:Copy
bundle update rails actionpack actionview actionmailer activemodel activerecord activesupport railties activejob actioncable activestorage --conservative
Confirm that you are running the latest version of Rails 5.2 LTS.
Follow your normal release process (run tests, push, deploy to staging, do smoke/whatever 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.