I am having intermittent network connection drops with a Windows 2003 guest on an Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 host. Using the virtio nic drivers (Aug-2010) helped, but I still received one incident report today.

I've been using qemu-kvm from git on Gentoo linux for a long time, and would like to try this newer version 0.13.50, on Ubuntu, installed to /opt so it won't interfere with the system packaged qemu-kvm.

What are the build tool packages I need to have installed to build qemu-kvm?

The last time I built something from source on Ubuntu, I needed build-essentials, but that's all I recall.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Jeff