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.