how to install a ruby version with rvm when you are offline

This has happened to me manytimes, When I try to install a version of ruby, rvm crashes unable to download the right version of the ruby source code. Sometimes because it can’t resolve and other times for other reasons.

Anyway, when such a thing happens, or when you don’t have an internet connection to the computer on which you want to install a version of ruby, you can copy the zipped file with the source code to your $HOME/.rvm/archives/ directory and then run rvm install <ruby-version>. This will install the desired ruby version skipping the download and using the file present in the archives direcotry.

cp ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-2010.02.tar.gz /home/minhajuddin/.rvm/archives
rvm install ree-1.8.7

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