thank you for your help, I apologize if I'm not able to follow perfectly
only my 3rd day as a linux user..... when you say "take the list from python-updater and convert it to an emerge list so you can skip over all the troubled ones" what exactly would I be doing?
TWO PART QUESTION
If I was thinking to just go ahead and re-install Sabayon, just to start clean, as i've managed to compile a second Gentoo kernel trying to remove alsa, which is showing in my GRUB as well as the unprepared python update, how would I want to go about that?
would you recommend it? or should this still be a fairly easy clean-up?
I just feel like maybe i've really f'd things up.
thank you again