Thanks for the quick feedback.  I will try your suggestions and go from there. :)

     Cheers,
          John Carnell

Mark Wilson <mwilson13 / cox.net> wrote in message news:<75354C06-1C43-11D7-9DC7-000393876156 / cox.net>...
> For more than using basic Ruby, I have found the pre-installed Ruby 
> inadequate (I think the Ruby used is built without all of the 
> libraries).  I change the pre-installed Ruby items to <title>.bak and 
> then install Ruby 1.6.8 (which installs into /usr/local/bin -- the 
> pre-installed Ruby is in /usr/bin).  You will have to make sure that 
> /usr/local/bin is in your path.  Try 'echo $path' in your terminal 
> shell to check this.
> 
> Before doing the above, however, you should make sure you have Mac OS X 
> developer tools installed.  The most recent version (December 2002) is 
> on the Apple Developer Connection website.  You may have to register to 
> download the developer tools, but there is no charge for registration.
> 
> There are also Ruby/Mac OS X resources at
> 
> http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?RubyOnMacintosh
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Monday, December 30, 2002, at 03:40 PM, John Carnell wrote:
> 
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I just bought a Mac Powerbook with OS 10.2 installed.  I installed the
> > ruby developer pack.  I am having some trouble trying to build the
> > MySQL Ruby Module (2.4.3A).  Every time I run the command:  ruby
> > extconf.rb I get the following error message:
> >
> > can't find header files for ruby.
> >
> > Has anyone run into this problem before on and how did you get around
> > it?
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >          John Carnell
> >          john.carnell / netchange.us
> >