No dice. Here's the relevant section from make, which appears to be
unable to find zlib:

compiling zlib
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/ruby-1.8.4/ext/zlib'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/ruby-1.8.4/ext/zlib'
making ruby


From what I can tell, zlib lives at

/usr/lib/
libz.so
libz.so.1
libz.so.1.2.1.1
libzzip-0.so.10
libzzip-0.so.10.0.82
libzzip.a
libzzip.la
libzzip.so

as well as

/lib/uncompress.o

usr/include/zconf.h
usr/include/zlib.h

... but it appears ruby's make isn't seeing any of that. I am going to
check the rubygems docs (sparse IIRC).

rt

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