Here's the part of the output that shows problems:
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-suse-linux/3.2/../../../../i486-suse-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lImaging
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
I didn't see this yesterday. It looks like 'ld' is returning the error?!? I've not used ld before, so I'm not sure what to look for.
I extracted the tar, configured, and am executing python from a temp directory, and as root. There are no instructions in the readme or install files that state that I should install from a certain directory, other that the extracted ones.