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What is the RubyGems Package Manager?

Posted by Allura on 26 02 2018.

A Brief Overview
RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby programming language. It has a self-contained format in which developers can distribute Ruby programs and libraries. This interface only works for the legacy Ruby and does not affect applications that the user registers  with CPANEL’s Application Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Application Manager).

 
Ruby Gem Installer
This feature allows the user to search for, download, and install a Ruby Gem. If the user knows the exact name of the Ruby Gem that the user wishes to install, the name is to be entered in the Install a Ruby Gem text box and click Install Now.

To search for and install a Ruby Gem, the following steps are to be performed:

 	Use one of the following methods to find the desired Ruby Gem:

 	Enter a search term in the available text box and click Go.
 	Click Show Available Ruby Gem(s)to list available Ruby Gems.


 	This interface displays the following things:

 	Module Name— The Ruby Gem’s name.
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A Brief Overview

RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby programming language. It has a self-contained format in which developers can distribute Ruby programs and libraries. This interface only works for the legacy Ruby and does not affect applications that the user registers  with CPANEL’s Application Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Application Manager).

 

Ruby Gem Installer

This feature allows the user to search for, download, and install a Ruby Gem. If the user knows the exact name of the Ruby Gem that the user wishes to install, the name is to be entered in the Install a Ruby Gem text box and click Install Now.

To search for and install a Ruby Gem, the following steps are to be performed:

  • Use one of the following methods to find the desired Ruby Gem:
    • Enter a search term in the available text box and click Go.
    • Click Show Available Ruby Gem(s)to list available Ruby Gems.
  • This interface displays the following things:
    • Module Name— The Ruby Gem’s name.
    • Version— The Ruby Gem’s version number.
    • Description— A description of the Ruby Gem.
    • Actions— The actions that you may perform for that Ruby Gem.
  • Click Install next to the Ruby Gem that you wish to download and install.
    • To view a Ruby Gem’s documentation, click Show Docs for that Ruby Gem.
    • If the user did not find the desired Ruby Gem, the user must enter a new keyword in the Search text box and click Go.

Installed Ruby Gems

The Installed Ruby Gem(s) table lists all of the Ruby Gems that exist on your server.

For each installed Ruby Gem, the table displays the following information:

Column Description
Module Name The Ruby Gem’s name.
Version The Ruby Gem’s version number.
Actions You can perform the following actions for each Ruby Gem:

●        Update — Update the Ruby Gem.

●        Reinstall — Reinstall the Ruby Gem.

●        Uninstall — Remove the Ruby Gem from your server.

●        Show Docs — Read the Ruby Gem’s documentation.

Conclusion

Ruby Gems is a package manager which contains a self-contained format which helps the developers to distribute Ruby Gems Programs and Libraries. It displays the module name, version, description and actions of the Ruby Name.