You probably came here wondering why
rake rails:freeze:edge RELEASE=2.3.2
doesn’t work, right? (It times out trying to pull the rails gem from http://dev.rubyonrails.org/archives/rails_2.3.2.zip)
Now you could try to hack the rake task in your rails gem
– you could just go to rails github page https://github.com/rails/rails
– click on the ‘switch tags’ button and select the version of rails you’re looking for
– after the page reloads, click on download and select the ‘zip’ version
– download it to your ‘vendor’ directory in the rails app you’re trying to freeze rails to
– unzip the file and rename the directory to rails
– you’re done!
To make sure you’re running a vendored copy of rails you can just put
<%= debug Rails.vendor_rails? %>
somewhere in one of your views, or run
from the console.