Backport #8589

Compiling Ruby 2.0.0-p247 crashes my iMac

Added by Jonathan Werbell 10 months ago. Updated 10 months ago.

Status:Third Party's Issue


When I attempt to compile Ruby 2.0.0-p247 using RVM, my iMac either crashes and displays the white screen of death or will just reboot and go back to the login prompt.

I put in a ticket with RVM, but after review it seems that the issue is with Ruby. It seems to crash each time Ruby is "checking if fork works with pthread" Here are some log files that might be helpful.

rvm --debug install 2.0.0 2>&1 -
config.log -
configure.log -

Thank you.


#1 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Open to Third Party's Issue

Sounds like an OS's bug.

What's your system's version?

#2 Updated by Jonathan Werbell 10 months ago


#3 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada 10 months ago

If it happens only one machine, it may be caused by hardware failure, e.g., HDD error.
Otherwise it occurs on other machines, it must be a bug of the OS.

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