>>>>> "D" == Daniel Berger <djberge / qwest.com> writes:

D> When I run "ruby extconf.rb", I get this:  "checking for
D> gethostbyname_r()... no".  The same thing happens on Solaris 8 as well.

 You must add "netdb.h"

nasun% ruby -v extconf.rb
ruby 1.6.7 (2002-03-01) [sparc-solaris2.8]
checking for gethostbyname_r()... yes
nasun% 

nasun% cat extconf.rb
require 'mkmf'
have_func('gethostbyname_r', 'netdb.h')
nasun% 


Guy Decoux