Installing CocoaPods: no response

Trying to install CocoaPods from the terminal:

$ sudo gem install cocoapods

After entering my root password, nothing happens.

How can I debug that?


For others wondering the same, installing the gem takes forever. If you run:

export GEM_HOME=~/.gems
export PATH=$GEM_HOME/bin:$PATH

gem install cocoapods -V

Installing with flag V enables verbose output which will let you see all the output as it is going through the download and install, it's quite a lot.

update gem to the newest release using

sudo gem update --system and it should work a bit faster

I had to wait at least 5 minutes before:

Building native extensions. This could take a while...


You should do it in two separated commands:


gem update


export GEM_HOME=~/.gems
export PATH=$GEM_HOME/bin:$PATH

gem install cocoapods

It's not stuck, it's downloading file for ruby from the internet. you can check this by following below steps:

  1. Open Activity Monitor

  2. Select Network option

  3. Check below Google Chrome. (ruby downloading)

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This worked for me

Write the following commands in Terminal:

  1. export GEM_HOME=~/.gems
  2. export PATH=$GEM_HOME/bin:$PATH
  3. gem install cocoapods
  4. Set the path of the project with the command cd path/to/project
  5. pod init
  6. Open podfile
  7. Add appropriate pod
  8. pod install

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