Debian arm sdl

i am working on this little mobile media bluetooth messaging box, it
runs some form of debian arm linux, it comes with its own litle linux
gcc based sdk, you can give it .deb files to install, just for my own
personal amusement ( and perhaps work later ) i would like to get some
basic sdl functionality, the ability to load and alter images mainly,
can anyone tell me the likleyhood of being able to use a prebuilt
library? or am i stuck with attempting to build SDL from source with
the SDK? afaict there is no automake avaliable, so if i did how and
what options should i send the compiler? I still have yet to attempt
to compile anything using non standard libraries that came with the
SDK… any inputs greatly recieved