May be you guys have noticed that when you try to install a new gem on your machine it says some thing like “Updating meta data for 500 gems” and display one dot per gem. These dots moves very slowly and stops in some time.
I faced this situation many times and found a solution some where on net. I don’t remember the link but it worked.
According to that, you just need to add:
as the first require in /usr/bin/gem file.