Forum: Ruby gem update hangs (yaml slow on big dataset)

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Bfccdb1c41c334fec20e5ede3a7ccfcc?d=identicon&s=25 Andrew Roth (andrewroth)
on 2007-05-03 12:01
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Hi all,

I am having a heck of a time trying to get gems working on a ubuntu
system.  I get exactly what is described at

  I have a problem with RubyGems. It doesn't matter what I try to
install with, it freezez.
  Particulary I tried to execute:
    gem install rails --include-dependencies
  but the command freezez at the following message:
  "Updating Gem source index for:"

And much to my chagrin, the answer is

[I lost my internet connection while composing the answer to this
question. Unfortunately, I now no longer recall what I intended to
write. The answer (or at least part of the answer) is buried deep in
the RubyGems mail archive. I'll try to update this after a bit of
research. Sorry for leaving this question hanging.]

So I did some work myself and modified a bit of the gem code (yay for
open source) to get it working for me.. results at

in case anyone else has this problem

-Andrew Roth
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