The openembedded mail list has said that the bug has been fixed in the oe-core branch on their git, but that it needs backporting to the 2011.03 branch if necessary for what I am doing. I'm going to be honest and say that in this confusing world of open source software, this is far beyond me....especially when I can currently get it to build on 10.04. Either way, this may be useful for someone with more knowledge than I.

Either way, thank you for the tip about the 0.9.8 version, good to know!