On Mar 8, 2:08 am, Jonathan Hopkinson <jonathan.hopkin... / rbos.com>
wrote:
> Unfortunately I don't have another assembler I can use. Pity :-(

There's still hope though.  You can install a prefixed gcc tool chain
and use that to compile Ruby.  I recently had to use a similar
construct to get Ruby/GSL working.

Installing gcc by yourself is a pain though, so I would recommend
using "prefixed Portage", which installs a version of Portage to deal
with all the details.  This is what I ended up doing, though I run OS
X.  See

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/prefix/bootstrap-solaris.xml

'cid 'ooh