Re: DEB Package?
I couldn't get wxWidgets 2.8.9 to compile on Karmic 64-bit either.
I have been compiling the latest SVN on Karmic 64-bit with wxWidgets 2.9.0, which compiles fine on 64-bit. Read build-unix.txt and use the given ../configure parameters on wxWidgets so you can use the makefile.unix.wx2.9 as supplied. (--enable-debug --disable-shared --enable-monolithic)
There's one cosmetic bug with 2.9.0 I still need to fix where the status number display is bunched up for some reason.
The download link on the homepage is to the sourceforge tar.gz archive which contains the 32-bit binary and the 0.2.0 sources, which were not yet buildable on 64-bit at the time.
The SVN was first buildable on 64-bit with wx2.9.0 on 28 January 2010.
Hopefully they'll have a wxWidgets 2.9.0 debian package someday.