I'm having the same problem as noted in the original post, with the same error.
I removed the original build and used the noted repository.
Slapt-get installed, right down to the icon in the games directory,
trouble is when I try to launch it starts then fails.
Checking it out in terminal gives the fail to compile at line 51 error.
Is gettext really looking for an object that has a different version, or is the trouble
further back and it's just reporting at this point?
Any input would help ( bloody game is truly addictive }