Thankfully, I'm not the only one to say "fuck that with a largish cactus". Since the instructions to getting it going were somewhat baroque and hard to find, I'm endeavoring to collect a little HOWTO here. Thanks to lazyswamp for the instructions I'm cribbing from, Paul Fox for the Linux port, and Cantrell, Shapiro, and Leventhal for the original code.
# Set up the build environment sudo aptitude install bison flex zlib1g-dev libelf-dev libc6-dev-i386 binutils-dev libdwarf-dev git clone https://github.com/dtrace4linux/linux.git dtrace-linux # Install (or reinstall) cd dtrace-linux git pull make clean make all make test # Optional, but good practice and interesting to watch sudo make unload sudo make install sudo make loadNext step is probably getting this into a Chef cookbook, so I can easily deploy it on Infochimp's servers. I might also be convinced to undertake a .deb packaging, if enough people mention an interest. I've not cut one before, but it's a skill worth knowing.
(Edit: No, next step is "learn D". Hrmm . . . )