I'd like to compile ruby-serialport, so that I can drive the com ports on my waysmall 200 from a ruby script. I have ruby compiled and running, but there doesn't seem to be any native extension capability in the version of ruby which buildroot compiles. For example on my own computer, I have "/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-linux", which contains files needed to compile native ruby extensions (like ruby-serialport). But there's no equivalent directory in the gumstix buildroot system.

Has anyone else been down this road before? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated...

Thank you,