If you’ve tried to run
pod install in the last day or so, you probably found yourself stuck.
Updating spec repo `master`
As discussed by GitHub’s @mhagger, the
CocoaPods/Specs repository (where all the podspecs are stored) experiences extremely high volume, due in part to shallow initial checkouts of the repository. He leaves a helpful tip to convert the specs repo to a deep checkout.
I tried it, it makes things fast.
This will take a few minutes to run, but
pod update, etc are all much faster now.