Dale schrieb:
> This does work though... absolute path to lib, so there must be a path 
> issue in terms of irb's environment?
> 
> irb(main):003:0> require 
> "/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fcgi-0.8.7/lib/fcgi.so"
> => true

Hi Dale, I have no Linux, so I can't tell you much more. But to be able 
to use gems, you first have to load the ruygems library itself. So try

   require "rubygems"
   require "fcgi"

If this doesn't work, someone else has to help you further.

Regards,
Pit