Nick wrote:
> 
> I've heard of this before. Try running this line and send me the output
> 
>     ruby -e "p RUBY_PLATFORM"

I don't have access to the system at the moment, but I know that /linux/ 
=~ RUBY_PLATFORM is true. I put some debug statements in the extconf.rb 
to make sure that the html* objects are removed from $objs, and they were.