Ruby Taking FOREVER to compile?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jul 19 19:09:37 UTC 2007

On Jul 19, 2007, at 11:56 AM, Chris Maness wrote:
> I am upgrading all of my ports on a slightly slower machine, and  
> ruby+pthreads packge is taking what seems to be an unreasonably  
> long time to compile.  Is it possible that it is stuck in a loop?   
> It has been sitting on "Generating RI" for several hours.  It  
> doesn't seem to take that long to build the whole base system.

For some reason, generating the Ruby docs requires a lot of RAM, and  
will do poorly (ie, swap a lot) if the machine it is running on  
doesn't have ~ 512MB or more RAM [1].  I believe you can do a "make  
config" in the ruby ports dir and disable the creation of the Ruby  
docs which ought to help....


[1]: I don't remember the exact #, but it's around there...

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