Today I set up my first real rails production server and in the process ran across an issue with cron and rvm. I have a rake task that I want to run every 15 minutes. I made a script that cd'd into the directory, loaded the correct ruby and gemset then did the rake task.
Every time cron ran though, it kept giving me the following error:
rvm: command not found rake: command not found
After some quick googling I came across two posts that let me do the rake task:
Sourcing the rvm script was the part I was missing.
This was the final script I came up with:
#!/bin/bash source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm cd /home/deploy/apps/my_app rvm use 1.9.2@my_app RAILS_ENV=production rake email:reminder