Emerge config files in etc need updating
I have not had very much luck using the etc-update option to merge files for some reason(entirerly myfault Im sure.).
This type of behavior * is known to be triggered by things such as failed variable assignments * (bug #190128) or bad substitution errors (bug #200313).
* IMPORTANT: 12 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'. You need to run etc-update, or your preferred alternative config manager, to merge the changes into /etc/portage/
* See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge * man page to learn how to update config files.
Normally, before * exiting, bash should have displayed an error message above.
If bash did * not produce an error message above, it's possible that the ebuild has * called `exit` when it should have called `die` instead.