Well it turns out that all I needed to do was download the all deb version and then cd to the extracted folder and then as superuser I used the command
after which I just used the usual make install.
The only aspect of all of this that was unexpected was that I had also install lsdvd from package manager to get acidrip to list the tracks correctly. Here is where I found the overall idea:http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/ans ... tion_Howto
I skipped to the end because a lot of what is written in the link seems sort of out of date but that perl Makefile.PL command really taught me an important lesson, which is why I wrote this note.