Updating Rubygems with only 256MB of Memory

Posted by Ceaser Larry on April 25, 2008

I’ve been fighting a problem updating Rubygems on a 256MB VPS.

Everytime I run ‘gem update’ or ‘gem install’ the program would consume over 80% of the server’s memory.

Thankfully, I found a comment from Rob Kaufman who suggested using the -B argument.


gem install rails -B 1000000