I’ve just set up a minimal Gentoo install and emerged Ruby 1.8.5 from
portage. I then went to emerge rubygems, and found that it hangs.
Manually downloading the file and running ‘ruby setup.rb’ also hangs.
The following are the last few lines I get before nothing happens, and
my CPU sits at 100% (from Ruby):
Successfully built RubyGem
Any help would be great.
A compilation from source makes no difference, either. Is this some
sort of unique Gentoo issue?
I had the same problem both with emerging rubygems or directly running
setup.rb from rubygems-0.9.2.tgz
I fixed it by patching rubygems-0.9.2/lib/rubygems/packages.rb:
< if @io.respond_to? :seek
< # avoid reading…
< @io.seek(size - entry.bytes_read, IO::SEEK_CUR)
#if @io.respond_to? :seek
# # avoid reading...
# @io.seek(size - entry.bytes_read, IO::SEEK_CUR)
With that patch you force the TarReader to actually read the file
rather than just seeking into it.
The bug was that by seeking, the bytes_read attribute of entry was