For some reason, mailman removed me from gentoo-user and gentoo-dev.
Can't tell if this is a bug or a feature ;-)
I upgraded xfree-4.2.0-r2 last night. It installed fine. When I
first tried, I got similar errors from bug #243 so I did
1) rm /usr/portage/distfiles/*
2) rm -rf /var/tmp/portage/
Then it installed. Hope this helps.
BTW, I'm really enjoying Gentoo. Considering the /. fame, AMD & AGP
confusion, rsync conjestion, mailing list woes, and every other
issue that's keeping you all busy... I've learnt more about Linux
in the last month using Gentoo, then 2 years of Redhat and Debian
(both of which are great distros)