The portage tree snapshot of 6/27/2003 is incomplete.
Steps to Reproduce:
Download portage tree snapshot at
Oonly the first few categories (app-...) are contained in the tarball.
new snapshot already created (todays)
Something appears to be strange about the mirrors. <http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/snapshots/> doesn't have the most current snapshot, but <http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/snapshots/> has.
That may have caused the broken tarball. After all, the reported file has now more than 8 megs and seems to be complete.
Maybe there is a bad connection to the mirrors?