shreepads: I followed your instruction and needless to say that they worked out perfectly. Many thanks for your effort!

If I find the time I will try to write a shell script that will do all necessary steps automatically. I will provide this script here for downloading. Maybe I'll get it done this weekend.

There's just one thing I would like to chance but I am not very good at this kind of stuff: can the building procedure be changed to that effect that the resulting executable will be a staticaly linked binary that can be installed in /usr/local or in /opt using apt?