I got the following error if I did not emerge procps first
configure: error: Cannot find pathname to ps
configure: error: /bin/sh './configure' failed for random128
sys-process/procps is in profiles/base/packages, i.e., installed on every Gentoo system. Not an ebuild bug if you unmerged it.
it may not work if someone does:
echo "*mail-mta/courier" >> /etc/portage/profile/packages
emerge -e system
(In reply to comment #2)
> echo "*mail-mta/courier" >> /etc/portage/profile/packages
> emerge -e system
Not exactly our problem. ;) Such messing w/ profiles is completely unsupported.