If you're trying to compile Bookcase and getting a lot of errors like this:
/usr/lib/libexslt.so: undefined reference to `xsltInitElemPreComp'
then change line 7 in src/Makefile.am to have LIBXSLT_LIBS instead of XSLT_LIBS. For some reason, and I can't remember why, that got changed between version 0.7.2 and 0.8. My commit logs are useless. :-) Automake will have to regenerate the configure file, too, so you'll need it to be installed. Or wait for 0.8.1, which I plan to put out tomorrow or Monday.
What confuses me is why my compilations never had problems. Why would Mandrake not need the -lxml2 but SuSE would?