I finally gave up on getting qt-copy from /work/kde4 to compile. I ended up editing Gentoo's 4.0.0 ebuild so that it installs into /usr/qt/4. Unlike the 3.x ebuilds, they decided to be FHS 'correct' and not use /usr/qt/4. This makes having both Qt3 and Qt4 installed at the same time problematic. Anyway, the edited ebuild is on my site.
Then I get to kdelibs. I thought of switching from /trunk but I get the dreaded and extremely unhelpful error message:
And on dialup I don't care to do a straight checkout.
And so it goes... :-()