Hoping someone can offer a suggestion,
Although the application (a Ruby Gems app) is being installed from source, the error references development/libary packages (I think I have required installed) and the Dev package version doesn't match the installed files (but maybe someone can definitively say this is normal).

Installing a Logstash/Elastisearch/Kibana solution,
Using logstash as installed from some private obs repos(PerryWerneck repo) (which installed without error. Have yet to test functionality though).
Have installed elasticsearch using the rpm from the elasticsearch.org website.

Am now attempting to install Kibana following the instructions from this page
Kibana. Make sense of a mountain of logs.
1. downloaded my copy of the github repo
2. Verified KibanaConfig.rb is already set correctly to point to localhost
3. Installed the ruby gem "bundler"
4. Ran "bundle install"
Results in the following output
Fetching gem metadata from http://rubygems.org/.........
Fetching gem metadata from http://rubygems.org/..
Resolving dependencies...
Using rake (10.0.3) 
Using daemons (1.1.9) 
Using diff-lcs (1.1.3) 
Installing eventmachine (1.0.3) 
Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

        /usr/bin/ruby1.9 extconf.rb 
checking for main() in -lssl... *** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
necessary libraries and/or headers.  Check the mkmf.log file for more
details.  You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
/usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:381:in `try_do': The compiler failed to generate an executable file. (RuntimeError)
You have to install development tools first.
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:461:in `try_link0'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:476:in `try_link'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:619:in `try_func'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:845:in `block in have_library'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:790:in `block in checking_for'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:284:in `block (2 levels) in postpone'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:254:in `open'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:284:in `block in postpone'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:254:in `open'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:280:in `postpone'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:789:in `checking_for'
    from /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:840:in `have_library'
    from extconf.rb:5:in `block in check_libs'
    from extconf.rb:5:in `each'
    from extconf.rb:5:in `all?'
    from extconf.rb:5:in `check_libs'
    from extconf.rb:39:in `manual_ssl_config'
    from extconf.rb:61:in `<main>'

Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib64/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/eventmachine-1.0.3 for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/lib64/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/eventmachine-1.0.3/ext/gem_make.out
An error occurred while installing eventmachine (1.0.3), and Bundler cannot
Make sure that `gem install eventmachine -v '1.0.3'` succeeds before bundling.
As you can see, there is some kind of "ruby libraries and headers"
Verified all ruby-dev is installed, these are the ruby and ruby versions installed (removed some unnecessary stuff)

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Information for package ruby:

Repository: openSUSE-12.3-Update
Name: ruby
Version: 1.9.3-15.2.1
Arch: x86_64
Vendor: openSUSE
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 1.9 KiB

Information for package ruby-devel:

Repository: openSUSE-12.3-Update
Name: ruby-devel
Version: 1.9.3-15.2.1
Arch: x86_64
Vendor: openSUSE
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 0 B
Note that although my ruby and ruby-devel packages are version,
The libraries are in a tree marked /usr/lib64/ruby/1.9.1
Don't know if that's normal and expected or a problem.

In any case, I don't know what other sources of ruby libraries I should be checking if the versioning isn't really an issue.