problem with cron and rvm

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by nephish, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. nephish

    nephish Guest

    Hey all,

    I did an rvm install on an ubuntu server. I have a lot of ruby scripts
    that i need to run from cron but cannot seem to get them to work
    It complains about missing gems, etc.. seems as though it is not
    loading the environment correctly. If i run the same script from the
    command line, all is ok.
    Anyone know how to get cron to play nice with rvm? Been all over
    google about it, all the articles i could find did not really explain
    to me how to get cron to use rvm.

    thanks for any tips.
    nephish, Sep 23, 2011
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  2. You better look for documentation specific to cron. Cron sets up his
    own environment so the simplest thing you can do is write a wrapper
    shell script which sets all necessary variables the same way as they are
    set in your login shell and then executes Ruby programs. Example

    #!/bin/sh -fe

    # more vars...
    export FOO PATH # ...

    exec "$@"

    Kind regards

    Robert Klemme, Sep 23, 2011
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  3. nephish

    nephish Guest

    ok, very cool, thanks
    nephish, Sep 23, 2011
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