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I'm trying to install the Bourbon mixin library, which requires Ruby gem v.1.3.6. v.1.3.1 is installed in the .gems directory of my home directory.

When I try updating gems with the 'gem update --system' command, I get a write permission error:

You don't have write permissions into the /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8 directory.

When I try to do a manual install of gems v.1.8.25 into my ~/.gems directory, I get a permission denied error:

Permission denied - /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rbconfig/datadir.rb

Any suggestions about how I can get my Ruby environment up to date?

Thanks.

Richard

asked 27 Feb '13, 17:45

rblumberg
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This is covered in our Rails documentation. Hope that helps!

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answered 27 Feb '13, 17:50

seanf
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The documentation does not help me. I've followed all steps for installing locally. My application still complains about the old version number and running gem -v always returns 1.8.23 instead of 2.2.2. I've tried changing the order of the search path and making sure all bin directories in home and it's sub folders only pointed to the new install. I still get the wrong version number. I can't find any resources that help.

(29 Apr '14, 00:20) JBlack

Please open a ticket at our support site, and we'll help you find the cause of the issue.

(29 Apr '14, 19:38) timg ♦♦
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