Once upon a time, this has heen a cumbersome and bold venture! But with version 3.5.2 it has become easy: no special quirks at all in configuring and compiling the software. All the stuff mentioned in former versions of this page is obsolete now, a relaxed rootconf - configure - make does the job.
Where to find the software...
... should be no miracle to you, if you found this page.
The all mysterious rootconf:
meyer@onyx2:dcmtk-352> cd config; ./rootconf; cd ..
meyer@onyx2:dcmtk-352> env CC=cc CXX=CC ./configure --with-zlib \ --with-openssl --with-opensslinc=/usr/local/ssl \ -with-libtiff --prefix /usr/local/dcmtk352
meyer@onyx2:dcmtk-352> gmake -k >& Log.make &