On Oct 12, 2006, at 5:18 AM, FreeBSD-Questions wrote:

Hello list,

While installing the Ruby port on a 6.1-Release system (uname -a
37788  p0  DL+   39:43.11 ./ruby18 ./bin/rdoc --all --ri --op
/usr/local/share/ri/1.8/system .

The system is an old Pentium 5 with a standard IDE drive. Is there a

When I installed portupgrade last weekend, it seemed to have ruby as a dependency and hung for many hours at the exact same point. The display of the make was stopped on ri. In looking at top, I noted that swap file was being used heavily. This particular system was a Pentium 500Mhz with only 128M. I attributed the problem to data IO and swap IO contention. After about 4, maybe 5 hours at that one spot, it did complete. If your situation is the same, it apparently needs more memory. I performed the same steps on all my other systems which range from 512MB to 8GB. None had any problems at that step except the memory deficient system. Two of the other systems also have old IDE drives so wasn't just disk IO but a combination of swap and disk IO. My solution to avoid this in the future will be to upgrade to at least 512M on that system and increase swap to 1G spread it over two drives rather than just system disk as it is now.

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