Forum: Ruby gem hanging in Windows

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9e6d05909dc733af570faadce1392e67?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Satterwhite (msatterwhite)
on 2009-03-17 00:47
I'm trying to setup an environment on a Windows XP machine. Note: I do
(almost) all my work in Linux.

I'm trying to run a "gem install" on the Windows box. Immediately after
the command, I get the message:

   "Bulk updating Gem source index for http://gems.rubyforge.org"

At that point, it appears to hang. On the chance that it was just
running very slowly, I've allowed this to sit there for 4 hours (so
far), but it's not continuing.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

---Michael
57a778becb5ea951889fa9f0b4e3bd15?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Linfield (macgoober)
on 2009-03-17 04:17
Perhaps windows firewall or another fw is blocking the server? (McFagee
errrr I mean McAfee)... Norton (lol.)

Try running gem update --system and see if that doesn't go through.

- Mac
9e6d05909dc733af570faadce1392e67?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Satterwhite (msatterwhite)
on 2009-03-17 19:31
Michael Linfield wrote:
> Perhaps windows firewall or another fw is blocking the server? (McFagee
> errrr I mean McAfee)... Norton (lol.)
>
> Try running gem update --system and see if that doesn't go through.

This hung as well. Thanks for the idea, though.

---Michael
57a778becb5ea951889fa9f0b4e3bd15?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Linfield (macgoober)
on 2009-03-17 22:26
Can you ping the repository?
58479f76374a3ba3c69b9804163f39f4?d=identicon&s=25 Eric Hodel (Guest)
on 2009-03-17 23:14
(Received via mailing list)
On Mar 16, 2009, at 16:45, Michael Satterwhite wrote:

> running very slowly, I've allowed this to sit there for 4 hours (so
> far), but it's not continuing.
>
> Any ideas on how to proceed?

Upgrade RubyGems manually (search 'manually'):

http://rubyforge.org/frs/shownotes.php?group_id=12...
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