Build for Open Embedded
Open Embedded is the flavour of Linux on gumstix computers. You need to cross-compile for the platform, having built the compiler.
Having setup the OE environment configure VIPS src (I use an alias to remind me its:
--host option to tell it to use crosscompiler, prefix to point to your special area, stop it using liboil (tricky)
./configure --host=arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi --prefix=/home/km/armvips --without-liboil
(OK - next stage is to make a proper package so it can be managed properly - for a test I jusr copied the build to a gumstix to test it)