Okay - I am attempting to compile on a shared (virtual host) machine

When I use the uname -a command, it displays the following:

Linux ps91497 3.1.9-vs2.3.2.5 #1 SMP Thu Jan 26 02:37:05 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

/usr/src/linux-source-3.2 is where I downloaded the sources:

ps91497:/usr/src/linux-source-3.2# dpkg-query -l linux-source
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-===================================-===================================-================================================== ====================================
ii linux-source 3.2+44~bpo60+1 Linux kernel source (meta-package)
ps91497:/usr/src/linux-source-3.2# dpkg-query -s linux-source
Package: linux-source
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Installed-Size: 32
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team
Architecture: all
Source: linux-latest (44~bpo60+1)
Version: 3.2+44~bpo60+1
Depends: linux-source-3.2
Description: Linux kernel source (meta-package)
This package depends on packages containing the sources of the latest
Linux kernel.

So, to build this software package that I need - I need to convince the compiler that these are my kernel sources.

Any simple way to do this? I don't want to mess with environment variables, I just want to get the software built.

Any helpful hints would be much appreciated.