Thanks for the replies.  I've been out sick and haven't been able to 
work with this too much.  I did install rvm and used it to install ruby 
1.8.6.  I then did "gem install rubygems-update --version "1.4.1" (to 
get a gem installer that didn't require ruby 1.8.7) and from there, I 
*think* I've got a workable ruby and gem set for my rails apps. I'm 
still testing it though.

Rog

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