Portage 1.7.1 has been released; the only change from 1.7 is that "="
deps without a "*" are broken in 1.7, but have been fixed in 1.7.1.
Apologies for the complications related to Portage in the last few days;
everyone should now upgrade to 1.7.1 :)
Daniel Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chief Architect/President http://www.gentoo.org
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.