I wasn't trying to rush you at all just give you more options.
If you are using Wheezy you could even explore into packaging it up into a deb-package or have somebody else do it. Maybe they include it. Typing "sudo apt-get install Penelope" would sure beat any other method of installing it, especially since dependencies can be taken care of by the Debian system automatically.
But that depends what you are planning to do with it. Since Penelope is released under GPL already it makes only sense, imo.