Just a couple of days ago I “upgraded” from Tiger to Leopard, and the
most horrible thing about it is that anything Ruby does over the
internet is so very very slow now.
which ruby tells me I’m still
using my from-source install in /usr/local/bin, as does
I have a script that scrapes some stuff from craigslist that now takes
way too long (I might as well look myself). And my heart sinks when I
see “Updating metadata for 176 gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org”.
That seriously takes forever (a little hyperbole). Nothing else is
suffering huge network slowness. Even a simple “require ‘open-uri’;
open(‘http://www.google.com’)” takes 15 seconds (but half a second
tops in a browser). This all happened at a reasonable pace just a few
days ago. Other ruby installations on other machines (with other
operating systems) talk to the internet with appropriate quickness.
I know one other person who’s experienced this, but with no solution.
Anyone else? I haven’t found similar stories, but maybe that’s because
no one else is having this problem, or the solution is so obvious no
one bothers to mention it.
Any pointers or ideas would be hugely appreciated.