Portage 1.7 has now been released and is on rsync. It contains a simple
bug fix. Apparently, I must have inadvertently changed a line completely
unrelated to the new "*" deps.
NOTE: If you currently have Portage 1.6.12 running and are getting "circular
deps" errors from emerge, here's how to fix it. Edit
/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage.py, and do a search for "empty(". You will find
an empty function that looks like this:
Change it so it looks like this:
Then save the file, and Portage will now work. Now emerge Portage 1.7 :)
I have absolutely no idea how this typo got into the code, since I haven't
touched this part of the portage.py code in a while. My best guess is that it
was the result of a vim keypress mishap or something. Apologies for any
Daniel Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chief Architect/President http://www.gentoo.org
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.