Slack baby, rpm's are for the weak minded
Just kidding buddy. Tinkster, I would have to agree about the CVS version. I have run into problems with one of the releases, not sure which, but I went back 1 version and got the old one and it compiled just fine for me.
You could try what I like to call "the 4 times rule". Run make clean, and try again. If it fails again, make clean, start over. Do this 4 times (maybe altering a few things in the ./configure sequence) and with any luck it will work. Not always, but sometimes, it does, very strange indeed.
Not really a fix, but an idea anyway. Good luck.