On Jan 13, 2005, at 7:49 PM, Seg Fault wrote:
> I've spent more than a week dealing with this on
> various machines and am almost driven to the brink of
> looking for another language :(

instead of that try another version of ruby
rather than that joke of a platform named 'cygwin'

try the mswin32 port, or the mingw32 port,
both easy to find using google.

Alex