Hi. 

I have absolutely the same problem (on WinXP). Gem process freezes and
downloads something from internet. And it is drive my crazy. So now I
download gems from rubyforge.net side by hands :(

I will be thankful to everyone who tell me how to solve this problem. 

On 8/22/05, Alex Nedelcu <alexandru.nedelcu / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 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: http://gems.rubyforge.org"
> 
> I think there is an internet connection problem. I disabled any
> firewalls that were runing, but still the command freezez and there is
> absolutelly no internet activity coming from it.
> 
> I am running Ruby 1.8.2 and RubyGems 0.8.10 on WinXP Home Edition.
> 
> Please help,
> Thank you
> 
> 
> 


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