Forcing bundler to install gems in users home directory

May 23, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

By default, bundler install gems under /usr/local/bundle which is the default value for $GEM_HOME and $BUNDLE_APP_CONFIG when using Ruby’s official Docker images. Here’s what you can do.


  • Ruby


Update the bundle config to set a local path. For instance try running something like this:

bundle config set --local path '/home/<some_user>/.gems'
bundle install


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