Well I finally got a high enough version of CUPS installed that I can install Quanta ( kdewebdev ). It (CUPS) was not a CVS version though. I eventually got CUPS 1.3.2 to install and run by omitting the --prefix=/usr. This renders it inaccessible to VASM, but it is still configurable by going to http://localhost:631/
in a browser. If --prefix=/usr is applied not only will it not run but the web interface does not display properly. clearly it has a very different file structure than the GSLAPT packages.
But I think I am going to like Quanta.