Hi,

At Fri, 26 Mar 2004 23:21:23 +0900,
Ruby Ruby wrote in [ruby-talk:95918]:
> I was under the impression that I only had to replace segment
> of codes from extconf.rb with the code segment that you
> provided, and retry the "make" again.

The patch is in the format called "unified diff".
The lines begin with @@ start each hunks, and following lines
started with '-' mean to be removed from original file and with
'+' mean to be added to.

> If you or anyone else do have some instructions as to how to
> apply a patch or if you could point me to a place where I can
> get that information, I will truly appreciate it.

Use "patch" command.
http://www.gnu.org/software/patch/patch.html

  $ cd /path/to/ruby/source
  $ patch -p0 < ruby-talk.95883.patch

-- 
Nobu Nakada