You have to compile it against the Malcolm Robb release of dump1090 from memory. I did that to generate the binary and then used it with dump1090-mutability OK. I did have to write an init script for it separately though.
I haven’t looked at planeplotter for some time though, because the whole set up seems to be designed to obfuscate every detail. The program has a UI from the 90s, the website has the worst colour scheme and layout possible and they insist on using Yahoo groups for communication, which also seems designed to be impossible to navigate efficiently. Then when I update to Windows 10, it stopped working and I couldn’t be bothered to jump through all the hoops to get it running again. There’s enough software available now that provides similar functionality, a lot more easily.