Line 3 of configure.in says:
dnl Process this file with autoconf to produce a configure script.
Although I can’t remember I did that, I do have a working ‘configure’
in my build directory. You may have to install additional header packages and other stuff to get mt-daapd to build, but repeated calls of ‘configure’ will tell you what you need.
./configure –enable-sqlite3 –enable-flac –prefix=/usr
on my debian system (SLUG), for example.
PS.: I recommend svn1735 / release-1.2-pre which is rock solid for me on both Windows and debian, and scans my music really fast.