Gem hanging in Windows


#1

I’m trying to setup an environment on a Windows XP machine. Note: I do
(almost) all my work in Linux.

I’m trying to run a “gem install” on the Windows box. Immediately after
the command, I get the message:

“Bulk updating Gem source index for http://gems.rubyforge.org

At that point, it appears to hang. On the chance that it was just
running very slowly, I’ve allowed this to sit there for 4 hours (so
far), but it’s not continuing.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

—Michael


#2

Perhaps windows firewall or another fw is blocking the server? (McFagee
errrr I mean McAfee)… Norton (lol.)

Try running gem update --system and see if that doesn’t go through.

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#3

Can you ping the repository?


#4

Michael L. wrote:

Perhaps windows firewall or another fw is blocking the server? (McFagee
errrr I mean McAfee)… Norton (lol.)

Try running gem update --system and see if that doesn’t go through.

This hung as well. Thanks for the idea, though.

—Michael


#5

On Mar 16, 2009, at 16:45, Michael S. wrote:

running very slowly, I’ve allowed this to sit there for 4 hours (so
far), but it’s not continuing.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

Upgrade RubyGems manually (search ‘manually’):

http://rubyforge.org/frs/shownotes.php?group_id=126&release_id=27655