Bundle install gets killed


I have been following this tutorial on how to get started with Ruby on Rails:

But got stuck when running bundle install, the install gets killed halfway…

root@X:/home/rails/sample_tasks# bundle install
Don't run Bundler as root. Bundler can ask for sudo if it is needed, and installing your bundle as root will break this application for all non-root users on this machine.
Fetching gem metadata from
Fetching version metadata from
Fetching dependency metadata from
Resolving dependencies...
Using rake 10.4.2
Using i18n 0.7.0
Using json 1.8.3
Using minitest 5.8.0
Using thread_safe 0.3.5
Using tzinfo 1.2.2
Using activesupport 4.2.1
Using builder 3.2.2
Using erubis 2.7.0
Using mini_portile 0.6.2

Any ideas on how to resolve?

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It’s because you are running out of memory. Try adding more swap: Or bump up to a bigger droplet.

Adding more swap was the correct answer! Thank you so much!

Great, bumping up to 1GB RAM resolved the issue. It was the gem nokogiri that broke the install. Thank you for your fast response!