This is about all for now everything up until this dependency actually installed great.
[code]#gem install rails
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/ext/builder.rb:47: warning: Insecure world writable dir /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps in PATH, mode 040777
ERROR: Error installing rails:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
Gem files will remain installed in /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/json-1.7.7 for inspection.
Results logged to /mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/json-1.7.7/ext/json/ext/generator/gem_make.out[/code]
This extension requires native compilation of something. Unfortunately, the 5N does not ship with a compiler (and associated tools), and thus the procedure fails.
The only way to do this right now would be to cross-compile the gem. The problem is that I’m not even sure that this is possible. A quick Google survey does not show any good documentation.
My guess is that it would involve using a native (i.e. x86_64) ruby setup on the cross-compiler VM, and configure the ruby environment to use the GCC cross-compiler. Many people seem to mention “rake-compiler” as a solution.
Sorry I can’t help you further. If you do crack this nut, though, please let us know how you did it. I would love to host it on DroboPorts as future reference for other extensions.