Yaml.rb:133: BUG Segmentation fault

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/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:133: [BUG] Segmentation fault

This means that your server does not have enough memory (RAM) for installation (GEM) to work.

Solution: Increase RAM on your server or change server.

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This often happens on cheap VPS (Virtual Private Servers).

The problem is that ruby's decompresser uses over 100MB of RAM when extracting the rails and other gems. Since VPS servers have limited RAM and no virtual memory, the process fails.


Use top command to check it. If you have something like:

Mem:    131072k total,   131072k used,        0k free,        0k buffers
Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,        0k cached

That means real trouble.


Use cat /proc/user_beancounters command. If you have something like (note failcnt at privvmpages):

       uid  resource           held    maxheld    barrier      limit    failcnt
           privvmpages       36796      65564      65536      81920         36

The failures shown in privvmpages is most likely the reason for the segmentation fault you've encountered.

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