As I said, I'm running a self-maintained debian-based install. The deb file won't work for me - mainly due to it's dependencies on a newer glibc than I have.
I believe the issue is linked to my account - not the installation. I've managed to get around the problem, so it's not a big deal. I've traced it through the code and it has nothing to do with outside dependencies or missing files.
Besides, doesn't anyone compile their own software anymore?