`bundle: command not found` or `Could not find RubyGem bundler (>= 0)` During Capistrano Deployment? No Problems!

September 16, 2010|1 Min Read|Comments|

Don’t you just hate it when you get the following errors during a Capistrano deployment?

bundle: command not found
Could not find RubyGem bundler (>= 0) (Gem::LoadError)

In fact, even if you don’t use bundler, you might still get errors like this:

rake: command not found
Could not find RubyGem rake (>= 0) (Gem::LoadError)

It turns out this has something to do with the $PATH and $GEM_HOME variables.

So here’s the quick fix.

Log in to your deployment server, as a root user, add the following line to /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

PermitUserEnvironment yes

Don’t forget to restart ssh:

/etc/init.d/ssh restart

Now, log in as the deployment user, and create ’~/.ssh/environment’ with the following content:


* The above paths are for your reference only, obviously you need to work them out for your server environment. The only thing you need to make sure is that the `GEMHOME’s path matches one from thePATH`._

Now, to verify this all work, you may use cap shell to start a new shell session and try out your commands.

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