The ridiculous time it takes to build Qt 4.2.1

Ok so I’m pretty green when it comes to installing and building linux applications on your own system.

In the last week I think I’ve nailed it but now I’ve come to realise the pitfalls of this flexibility.

I started building the Qt 4.2.1 libraries and that was about 3 hours ago. Not to mention my system slowed to a crawl, and yes it is an old system, but I was expecting a little more play nice with everything so I could get some decent responsiveness from other background apps whilst I was waiting for the build.

OK, whining aside, at least I got the thing finished albeit the very late time.

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