I am having the exact same problem on two differrent machines, one running Fedora and one running SUSE10.0.  The configure output from the fedora machine is shown below.  Also I'm having trouble downloading the latest CVS version.  I tried using the instructions given below from the mailing list archive, but get an error saying that the directory code does not exist.  Any suggestions?

Thanks,
David

CVS Instructions:
The only difference when installing Gazebo CVS from installing a pre-packaged 
Gazebo in tar.gz format is that when installing Gazebo CVS the first step is
execute the bootstrap script.
First you must download the code from the player/stage/gazebo repository
@verbatim
$ export CVSROOT=":pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/playerstage"
$ cvs update code/gazebo
@endverbatim

Then execute the bootstrap script
@verbatim
$ cd code/gazebo
$ ./bootstrap
@endverbatim

After this step the configure script is generated and the the rest of the
installation is exactly the same that a packaged Gazebo

@verbatim
$ ./configure
$ make
$ su
$ make install
@endverbatim



Configure output:

checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
checking for g77... g77
checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... yes
checking whether g77 accepts -g... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ar... ar
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking for correct ltmain.sh version... yes
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
configure: creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
checking for ld used by g++... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g++ static flag -static works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for g77 option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g77 PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g77 static flag -static works... yes
checking if g77 supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the g77 linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for scandir... yes
checking for poll... yes
checking for dirname... yes
checking for alphasort... yes
checking for strndup... yes
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking checking for union semun... no
checking GL/gl.h usability... yes
checking GL/gl.h presence... yes
checking for GL/gl.h... yes
checking GL/glu.h usability... yes
checking GL/glu.h presence... yes
checking for GL/glu.h... yes
checking GL/glut.h usability... yes
checking GL/glut.h presence... yes
checking for GL/glut.h... yes
checking whether glXCreateGLXPbufferSGIX is declared... yes
checking for xml2-config... yes
checking for ode
checking ode/ode.h usability... yes
checking ode/ode.h presence... yes
checking for ode/ode.h... yes
checking for dWorldCreate in -lode... yes
checking for dJointGetHinge2Anchor2 in -lode... yes
checking for dGeomTriMeshDataCreate in -lode... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for GDK_PIXBUF... yes
checking zlib.h usability... yes
checking zlib.h presence... yes
checking for zlib.h... yes
checking for lib3ds-config... yes
checking projects.h usability... no
checking projects.h presence... no
checking for projects.h... no
checking for PLAYER... yes
checking for python... yes
checking for swig... yes
checking for python... (cached) yes
checking gdal_priv.h usability... yes
checking gdal_priv.h presence... yes
checking for gdal_priv.h... yes
checking for GDALAllRegister in -lgdal... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating worlds/Makefile
config.status: creating replace/Makefile
config.status: creating libgazebo/Makefile
config.status: creating libgazebo/bindings/Makefile
config.status: creating libgazebo/bindings/python/Makefile
config.status: creating server/Makefile
config.status: creating server/bodies/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/AvatarHeli/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Blimp/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/CarChassis/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/ClodBuster/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Factory/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/GarminGPS/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/GroundPlane/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/LightSource/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/MonoCam/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Pioneer2AT/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Pioneer2DX/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/PeopleBot/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Road/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/SegwayRMP/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Shrimp/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/SickLMS200/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/SimpleSolid/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/SkyDome/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/SonyVID30/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/CanonVCC4/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/StereoHead/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Terrain/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/TruthWidget/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/WheelChair/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Pioneer2Gripper/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/ObserverCam/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/B21R/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Atrv/Makefile
config.status: creating server/models/Bandit/Makefile
config.status: creating server/sensors/Makefile
config.status: creating server/sensors/Camera/Makefile
config.status: creating server/sensors/RayProximity/Makefile
config.status: creating gui/Makefile
config.status: creating gui/wx/Makefile
config.status: creating gui/wx/panels/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/plugins/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/plugins/ExampleModel/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/libgazebo/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/libgazebo/simple/Makefile
config.status: creating examples/libgazebo/python/Makefile
config.status: creating utils/Makefile
config.status: creating utils/builder/Makefile
config.status: creating player/Makefile
config.status: creating gazebo.pc
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: config.h is unchanged
config.status: executing depfiles commands

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Gazebo will be built on a i686-pc-linux-gnu system to run
on a i686-pc-linux-gnu system, with the following tools:
    Preprocessor:  -DGLX_GLXEXT_PROTOTYPES=1
    C   compiler: gcc -g -O2
    C++ compiler: g++ -g -g -O2

Gazebo will build models using:
    CPPFLAGS: -Wall -I. -I$(top_srcdir)/server -I$(top_srcdir)/server/bodies -I$(top_srcdir)/server/sensors -I$(top_srcdir)/server/gui -I$(top_srcdir)/libgazebo -I/usr/include/libxml2  

Gazebo will build sensors using:
    CPPFLAGS: -Wall -I. -I$(top_srcdir)/server -I$(top_srcdir)/server/bodies -I$(top_srcdir)/server/sensors -I$(top_srcdir)/server/gui -I$(top_srcdir)/libgazebo -I/usr/include/libxml2  

Gazebo will build the server using:
    CPPFLAGS: -Wall -I. -I$(top_srcdir)/replace -I$(top_srcdir)/libgazebo -I$(top_srcdir)/server -I$(top_srcdir)/server/bodies -I$(top_srcdir)/server/sensors -I$(top_srcdir)/libgazebo -I/usr/include/libxml2   -I/usr/include/gtk-
2.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include  
    LDFLAGS: -Wl,--export-dynamic -L$(top_builddir)/libgazebo -L$(top_builddir)/server/bodies -L/usr/X11R6/lib
    LDADD: -lm -lpthread  models/AvatarHeli/libavatarheli.a models/Blimp/libblimp.a models/ClodBuster/libclodbuster.a models/CarChassis/libcarchassis.a models/Factory/libfactory.a models/GarminGPS/libgarmingps.a models/GroundPlane/libgroundplane.a models/LightSource/liblightsource.a models/MonoCam/libmonocam.a models/ObserverCam/libobservercam.a models/Pioneer2AT/libpioneer2at.a models/Pioneer2DX/libpioneer2dx.a models/Pioneer2Gripper/libpioneer2gripper.a models/PeopleBot/libpeoplebot.a models/SegwayRMP/libsegwayrmp.a models/Shrimp/libshrimp.a models/SickLMS200/libsicklms200.a models/SimpleSolid/libsimplesolid.a models/SkyDome/libskydome.a models/SonyVID30/libsonyvid30.a models/CanonVCC4/libcanonvcc4.a models/StereoHead/libstereohead.a models/TruthWidget/libtruthwidget.a models/WheelChair/libwheelchair.a   models/Bandit/libbandit.a models/Road/libroad.a models/Terrain/libterrain.a  sensors/Camera/libcamera.a sensors/RayProximity/librayproximity.a                                  -lgazebobodies $(top_builddir)/replace/libreplace.a -lgazebo  -lX11 -lXi -lXmu -L/usr/lib -lxml2 -lz -lpthread -lm -lode -lGL -lGLU -lglut -l3ds  -lgdk_pixbuf-
2.0 -lm -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -ldl -lglib-2.0  

Gazebo will build Python bindings

Gazebo will build wxgazebo (GUI)

Gazebo will build the gzbuilder utility

The following device models will be included:
    AvatarHeli
    Blimp
    ClodBuster
    CarChassis
    Factory
    GarminGPS
    GroundPlane
    LightSource
    MonoCam
    ObserverCam
    Pioneer2AT
    Pioneer2DX
    Pioneer2Gripper
    PeopleBot
    SegwayRMP
    Shrimp
    SickLMS200
    SimpleSolid
    SkyDome
    SonyVID30
    CanonVCC4
    StereoHead
    TruthWidget
    WheelChair
    Bandit
    Road
    Terrain

The following device sensors will be included:
    camera
    rayproximity

The following device models will NOT be included:
    B21R -- disabled by default; use --enable-b21r to enable
    Atrv -- disabled by default; use --enable-atrv to enable

The following device sensors will NOT be included:

Gazebo will be installed in:
    /usr/local/

You can specify a different installation directory like this:
    ./configure --prefix=<install dir>

To see the other configuration options, do:
    ./configure --help


When you're satisfied with the configuration, type 'make install'. 



--
David Hodo
david.hodo@gmail.com