This quick post gives info on checking and updating Jekyll to the latest version.
First things first, I needed to update my virtual machine’s OS. It is running CentOS 6.
For CentOS 6 updates
sudo yum update
(updates packages and keeps obsolete packages, upgrade will remove obsolete packages)
Then reboot and make a snapshot or backup of the system.
Afterwards, check the version of Jekyll or just look at the installed Gems and their version.
Use the following to see what gems are installed, the current installed version and the latest version available.
It is always a good idea to make a backup of your system and files before doing upgrades just in case.
Then, to update all the gem packages use:
sudo gem update
For more info on using gem and its subcommands:
gem help commands
You can also get a list of all the gems install on your system: