On Apr 29, 9:43     
> On Apr 29, 7:56   岰 
>
> > I am new to ruby. I want to install a ruby gem which tries to build a
> > native extension. The gem in this case is nokogiri. If I do gem
> > install nokogiri, the native extension dynamically links against
> > libxml, libxslt libs. I want to statically link against those libs.
> > How should I go about this?
>
> Please provide information about your ruby installation and rubygems
> version (usually "gem env" command is enough)
>
> Also, if using Linux, which distribution is helpful too to determine
> which commands would you require to execute.
>
> Help us help you
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> Luis Lavena
Thanks for the reply Luis.
The output of gem env
RubyGems Environment:
  - RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.1
  - RUBY VERSION: 1.9.1 (2009-12-07 patchlevel 376) [i686-linux]
  - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /opt/lin32/ruby-1.9.1-p376/lib/ruby/gems/
1.9.1
  - RUBY EXECUTABLE: /opt/lin32/ruby-1.9.1-p376/bin/ruby
  - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /opt/lin32/ruby-1.9.1-p376/bin
  - RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
    - ruby
    - x86-linux
  - GEM PATHS:
     - /opt/lin2/ruby-1.9.1-p376/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1
     - /home/john/.gem/ruby/1.9.1
  - GEM CONFIGURATION:
     - :update_sources => true
     - :verbose => true
     - :benchmark => false
     - :backtrace => false
     - :bulk_threshold => 1000
  - REMOTE SOURCES:
     - http://gems.rubyforge.org/

I am running it on a RHEL 3 machine.