I was able to figure this out. I posted the answer to my question on SO. Hope it helps!
I was able to figure this out. First, I installed
rvm as a multi-user
installation to ensure the
www-data account can access it.
$ curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | sudo bash -s stable
Install the desired ruby version, in my case 2.3.1, then set rvm to
$ rvm install 2.3.1
$ rvm use 2.3.1
gem to install any gems that are needed. Because rvm is a
multi-user installation, these gems are stored to the system and not
your specific user.
$ gem install packagename
I don't know if this is necessary, but I would close the SSH session
and reopen it. rvm messes with environment variables, so better safe
env to print all environment variables.
printenv also works if
env doesn't for some reason. You'll get a big list of everything
set, you only need the ruby-related ones. Do not copy/paste these
values, they are examples I pulled from my system. Yours will be
Now we need PHP to recognize these variables. You'll need to find the
right file on your system, which can be tricky. I don't have a way of
knowing which one is correct, I used trial and error.
The file on my system is
all of the environment variables you previously grabbed into this file with the below format. Note that you DO need
PATH in here as
env[rvm_path] = /usr/local/rvm
env[rvm_prefix] = /usr/local
php-fpm. Your service name may be different from mine;
I'm using the 5.6 build from
Ubuntu 15.04 and newer (systemd):
$ sudo systemctl restart php5.6-fpm
Ubuntu 14.10 and newer:
$ sudo service php5.6-fpm restart
Finally, in the script itself you'll need to
cd to the directory
you're running the
bundle command from. My short script is this:
/usr/bin/git reset --hard
bundle exec middleman build --clean
cp -R /opt/slate/build/* /var/www/docs
Works for me!