I’m switching a project over to working in a linux virtual machine,
running in windows xp. Ruby and rails are working generally, but
there’s one gem (ferret) that i need to get for this project. I typed
in “gem install ferret” and got a message “Updating metadata for 903
gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org”.
Fair enough, except that it’s been doing that for over an hour now (more
like an hour and a half). Whenever i’ve done this in windows it’s taken
a minute or two at most.
Does anyone know why it might be so slow? My network connection (wired)
out of the linux vm is otherwise pretty fast, about 6 Mb at the moment.