and the system went to several sites (based on host names - across the world) and this basically failed because none of these sites apparently have a copy of
Looking at the gentoo site, there are a couple newer versions (which I tried a couple different ways to build - but was unsuccessful).
Can someone please provide a brief "how to" to
- recognize the source of a problem such as this one
- recognize when one can fetch & build a more recent version [or perhaps more importantly - when to stop trying]
- then explain how to fetch & build a more recent version