Trouble with slow rubygems

Hi there,
I’m having a lot of trouble trying to install any gems in ubuntu.
Every time I try I get:
Bulk updating Gem source index for:
and then that hangs forever. More often than not I get a server
timeout on my SSH session before anything changes - that timeout is
currently set to 2 hours.

I don’t understand why gem needs to Bulk update every time I try to
install anything with it.

I also tried:
gem install rails --source
and got:
Bulk updating Gem source index for:
Bulk updating Gem source index for:
and then hanging.

I’ve never had this problem before with gem and I can’t work out what
might be wrong.
Does anyone know what could be causing it to take so long?


This may work for you too

Thiago J.

I’ve seen hangs due to memory issues. The bulk update is very hungry.
Once the bulk update runs to completion once, things get much faster.

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