I had, ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64"
seemed to run ok, i logged it and it seemed to still want to reference net locations, but went ok other wise.
was were it bailed with the v1.1.3 problem on a bzip2 package.
Thanks for the hint
, i'm in the process of stripping back all my additions but i think that would have been the last one i would have looked at.
I'm not quite sure if i should touch the USE flags ... i'll just use the defaults in make.conf.example for now. Gentoo is quite a facinatting distro. Once i get past this initial hurdle i may well quite enjoy it.
Figured out your hint, if that's what is was (grin), in another post too. On cd burning. You mentioned that you just use scripts. Found the build.sh script in the .html directory, that got everything working. Can't really picture all the relationships there, like a sparse boot.cat file (almost) and also for isolinux.boot ... but i like a good mystery story
I think the way the vga setting is delt with though is incorrect.
There was a hard coded vga=791 setting in the x86_64 iso, in the isolinux.cfg. That should really be a cli option as it causes really tiny fonts on anything around a 17 inch screen. Mine were totally unreadable. Setting it to "normal" fixed it though. Curiously Ubuntu has it hard coded as well, but set to "normal" so there were no problems. Knoppix dosen't. It leaves it to the user to decide on vga which directly effects the font size, which is much more portable for different screen hw sizes. I find it strange that a distro like Gentoo would have allowed that, as it does restrict usability a lot. On a 20 inch screen i would think the virtual pixalisation associated with the increased resolution would produce a readable font ... in anycase --- all fixed now.
On the missing dvd mag issue but, a nice newsagent up at Chatswood, which i live near, just rang. Seems the dvd version was here but the distributors don't have any. Very, very strange. I think somethings going on. Seeing as how the mag only turned up in the last week, just a couple of days into September. So, off to town for a major search.
Thanks again for the hint above...