On Aug 20, 2007, at 23:35, wilco.vanduinkerken / gmail.com wrote:

> While trying to install gems on my Railsmachine (hosted) server. The
> "sudo gem install" command reported back "Killed" every time I tried
> to install the Slave or Daemon gems (As part of getting BackgroundRB
> rails plugin to work). With the --debug option on I got the following
> information:
>
> /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/config_file.rb:51 - No such file or
> directory - /home/deploy/.gemrc

--debug prints out every exception, even if caught.  This exception  
was caught.

> But again "sudo gem install Slave --debug" ends into trouble:
>
> Exception `LoadError' at /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
> custom_require.rb:27 - no such file to load -- Win32API
> Exception `LoadError' at /usr/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
> custom_require.rb:34 - no such file to load -- Win32API
> removing /tmp/open-uri3286.0...done
> Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
> jremoving /tmp/open-uri3286.0...done
> Killed
>
> Does anyone have a clue?

Likely you don't have enough memory to do a bulk index update.

If you have a shared slice with limited RAM it is best if you use the  
vendor/ directory or gem unpack locally then rsync to install what  
you need.

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