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I am just started to update my Gitlab on Gentoo server (4.2 > 5.0). For new version Gitlab need to use Ruby with user 'git'.

# check ruby version for git user ( 1.9 required!! )
# gitlab shell requires system ruby 1.9


I have Ruby installed, if I execute

ruby -v

with root user, it works fine

ruby 1.9.3p327 (2012-11-10 revision 37606) [x86_64-linux]

but when I am login as git

bash: ruby: Command not found

How can I make ruby available for git user?

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Check how the $PATH variable is set for the user git, here there is the doc about environment variables on Gentoo. –  toro2k May 24 '13 at 6:25
@toro2k I was try to change $PATH variable export PATH=$PATH:/root/.gem/ruby/1.9.1/bin But it is did not workout. May be because of path /root? –  Flaps May 24 '13 at 6:57
@toro2k, it's work! Thanks a lot! –  Flaps May 24 '13 at 7:32
@toro2k why don't you post that as an answer? –  terdon May 24 '13 at 11:10

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Logged as root execute which ruby. It will output the full path of the ruby executable. Then login as git and check that the $PATH environment variable includes the directory in which ruby is. If it's not there, just add it. Here there is the documentation about environment variables on Gentoo.

If ruby is under /root, check also that the user git have the permissions to execute it.

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