Thanks for the suggestion, but same results as before:

compiling iconv
make[1]: Entering directory
`/usr/local/src/ruby-1.8.2/ext/iconv'
gcc -fPIC -g -O2  -I. -I../.. -I../../.
-I../.././ext/iconv -DICONV_INPTR_CAST="(char **)"  -c
iconv.c
gcc323: **): No such file or directory
iconv.c: In function `iconv_try':
iconv.c:231: parse error before "inptr"
make[1]: *** [iconv.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/usr/local/src/ruby-1.8.2/ext/iconv'
make: *** [all] Error 1
[root@misha-server2 ruby-1.8.2]# 


--- "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov> wrote:

>    ~ > tar xvfz ruby.tgz
>    ~ > cd ruby/
>    ~ > export
> prefix=/full/path/to/where/you/want/to/install  #
> eg.  /usr/local/
>    ~ > export LD_RUN_PATH=$prefix
>    ~ > export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$prefix
>    ~ > ./configure --prefix=$prefix && make && sudo
> make install
> 
> hth.
> 
> -a
> --