tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
Finally..! Thank you, thank you, thank you, ServerLogistics. Their binaries worked. This was after all attempts to compile from source failed with various errors. Didn't help that ALL of the files had to be transferred via USB flashdisk
weeps in relief.. it's over.