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installing with native extensions stall #62
Unless your version of the libv8 gem has a precompiled binary for your platform, installing libv8 means recompiling the V8 library. This can take quite a long time (~15 minutes on a small EC2 instance).
Not every version of libv8 has precompiled binaries for every platform. Some binaries were never released; others were released but later yanked. The current version (22.214.171.124) does not currently have binaries for any platform.
If you need a binary libv8, the most recent version you can use will be either 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52, depending on your CPU, OS, and OS version. These versions correspond with therubyracer 0.11.0 and 0.10.2, respectively. Since this is a little bit of a hodgepodge, I put together this table for reference: