Running 'fixpackages' has never -- to my knowledge -- caused me any problems.
Re : how to update config files, here's a helpful site/page/reference : http://linuxreviews.org/gentoo/#toc6
Hope that helps.
fixpackages is running. Let's see the outcome
That helped, thanks !
If you are used to OpenBSD, working with a Gentoo based linux is quite different
Started Sabayon as I like to have a gaming machine, with little hassle to set up. So far SL proved the only Linux to work out of the box on my laptop incl wireless. That's nice. Looks good too. Have a running machine with Slackware too. Want to testdrive SL to see if it is better to move to SL and abandon Slack (after many years).