I did follow both notes 1 & 2. On my first vm I did install the packages you mention here...on the most recent vm I installed the packages listed on http://www.gumstix.net/Setup-and-Programming/view/Overo-Setup-and-Programming/Setting-up-a-build-environment/111.html. I take it I need to also do what is at http://wiki.openembedded.net/index.php/OEandYourDistro#Debian?
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