Aredridel's .spec file was a good start. It seems to be a RedHat rather
than Mandrake .spec, but using
 %configure
instead of
 %configure2_13
solved the first problem.

And removing the --enable-shared solved the
next.

However I'm stuck on another problem.

Although I can build 1.8.0 Preview3 straight out the box, no problem, as
part of the
  rpm -bb
I now get...
/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/ruby-1.8.0/lib/mkmf.rb:785:in `init_mkmf':
uninitialized constant CONFIG (NameError)
	from /usr/src/RPM/BUILD/ruby-1.8.0/lib/mkmf.rb:816
	from ./ext/extmk.rb:28:in `require'
	from ./ext/extmk.rb:28

Which is a bit weird.

Any ideas?



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