Ok, I keep running into a problem at the autogen.sh stage. aclocal seems to be giving me a problem.
I first received an error involving autoreconf. Turns out it was not installed on my system. I installed the package and now the above output is where I am at now.
% ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/
Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 174.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 174.
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --output=aclocal.m4t
Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 288.
autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory