I've tried to build several applications from source and all except for one haven't compiled. I think I figured out why. All the applications that I have trying to compile have required either gnome or kde libraries. For instance I tried to install a program called apollon and it told that ... checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.1 (20021021)) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
Now for the real question. Why would the libraries be in a different than specified location and where might they be? Thanks in advance!