Wednesday, May 22, 2013

RVM 'rvm_path does not exist' error

This seems to occur when RVM is used in a new user account, with a multi-user RVM installation (i.e. installed to /usr/local/rvm):

bash$ source /usr/local/rvm/scripts/rvm

$rvm_path (/usr/local/rvm/scripts/rvm) does not exist.rvm_is_a_shell_function: command not found
__rvm_teardown: command not found

The solution is to set the rvm_path variable in ~/.rvmrc :

bash$ cat ~/.rvmrc 
export rvm_path="/usr/local/rvm"

This has to be done in order for the additions to .bash_profile or .bashrc to work.

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