puredyne - error building ladspa-trigger

I know that this isn’t necessarily related to ardour but I’m having some trouble compiling the ladspa-trigger… again.

I’m using puredyne, based on Debian lenny. when I open a terminal to make the ladspa-trigger… I get this error.

debian:/home/carter# cd /usr/lib/ladspa/ladspa-trigger
debian:/usr/lib/ladspa/ladspa-trigger# make
cc -I. -Iinclude -Wall -Werror -O3 -fPIC -fno-stack-protector -o src/trigger.o -c src/trigger.c
make: cc: Command not found
make: *** [plugins/trigger.so] Error 127

So… I run this and get further errors.

debian:/usr/lib/ladspa/ladspa-trigger# apt-get install build-essential
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
build-essential: Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or
Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.3.1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

Can anyone help me out here? I’m pretty green with linux in general. Thanks in advance.