Can't sleep, and don't feel like doing anything that requires deep thought, so I'm going to try (yet again) to update my Gentoo profile from 2004.3 to 2005.0 (and then 2005.1). I've pulled the emul-linux packages from the 2005.1 CD (was never able to get them to build multilib on my 2004.3 system). Am now trying (yet again) to rebuild gcc with multilib support.
If all goes according to pattern I should have a thoroughly karked machine come morning :) . If by some chance it works I'll have... well... I won't be quite so far behind in maintaining the system :) .