gem commands never get to an end...

Hi List,

i use mod_passenger 1.0.1, ruby 1.8.5, rails 2.0.2, gem 0.9.4 on Suse
Linux 10.1
unfortunately i have a problem with updating gems
On Consolte i try:
gem update --system
this command never gets to an end. I startet with debug output:

gem update --system --verbose --debug
Exception `Errno::ENOENT' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
config_file.rb:51 - No such file or directory - /home/mypath/.gemrc
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::BuildCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::CertCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::CheckCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::ContentsCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::DependencyCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::EnvironmentCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::HelpCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::InstallCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::OutdatedCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::PristineCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::QueryCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::ListCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::RdocCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::SearchCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::SourcesCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::SpecificationCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::UninstallCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::UnpackCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::CleanupCommand
Exception `NameError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
command_manager.rb:145 - uninitialized constant
Gem::Commands::UpdateCommand
Updating RubyGems...
Exception `LoadError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
custom_require.rb:27 - no such file to load -- Win32API
Exception `LoadError' at /usr//lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
custom_require.rb:34 - no such file to load -- Win32API
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
removing /tmp/open-uri.6977.0...done
removing /tmp/open-uri.6977.1...done

thats now the point where no progress is visible. i could leave it for
hours without change, but during this time mod_passenger etc. is not
correct working.
What to do now to solve the problem and update the system?
Please give a little hint :wink:
Thanks
Andre

ok, i updatet gem to 1.2.0 and all works fine
Andre