Ruby 1.8.5
RHEL 4, x86-64
gcc 3.4.5
make 3.80

Something very strange is happening here.  The bigdecimal.so file clearly exists:

[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ pwd
/usr/local/lib/ruby
[ djberge@lxomp55e /usr/local/lib/ruby ] $ find . -name 'bigdecimal.so'
./1.8/x86_64-linux/bigdecimal.so

Yet Ruby can't find it:

djberge@some_host /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 ] $ irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'bigdecimal'
LoadError: no such file to load -- bigdecimal
         from (irb):1:in `require'
         from (irb):1


Even though it's in my $LOAD_PATH:

irb(main):002:0> $:
=> ["/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8", 
"/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux", 
"/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby", "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8", 
"/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux", "."]
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What's going on?

Thanks,

Dan

PS - Works fine if I install it in the sitelibdir


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