I'm wondering what the best way to clean up the "world" is. My PC is a desktop without wireless capabilities, a dial-up modem, and my dsl modem handles the ppp connection itself. I have no need for voip, nvidia/ati drivers (3dfx rox!), speech recognition (etc), tablet drivers, or non-US keyboard configurations. I do, however, need to free up some space on my little 20gb hard drive. I just finished unmerging a bunch of packages...only to find out that somehow, in the process, I somehow broke dns and xdm with no easy fix, and so now I'm in the process of reinstalling.
So, the question is, is it safe to simply remove entries from the /var/lib/portage/world, then do an emerge --depclean? Or am I better off just trying again with emerge --unmerge? BTW, I haven't tried Kuroo yet, I'm too much of a command line user when it comes to portage (a side-effect of a gentoo-based headless fileserver).