Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but yeah afaik it should be fine, the point of having source instead of pre-compiled versions hosted is so it can be compiled on pretty much any linux distro.
You may have to install different dependencies, or use different commands to compile it, but it should be similar.
Just be prepared for it to take like 6 hours compiling it on the ps3 itself. It took about this long for me before I used a custom kernel that used all of the ps3s ram. After I used a kernel with full ram access it probably took about 3-4 hours each time.
Although I'm not sure where the kboot.conf will be for you, for bootos it's on the root of the ps3 drive and the linux partition. It shouldn't be hard for you to find.