En "emerge gnome" metapackage install crashes when it comes to compile the gnome-user-docs package. It relies on libxml2 which isn't installed as a dependency.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Gentoo minimal CD 2008.0 on Alpha (probably on other architectures too)
2. Run emerge gnome
emerge crashes during the gnome-user-docs compilation
running "emerge libxml2" before the installation solves the problem. It's probably a build require dependency issue. Put libxml2 as a gnome-user-docs requirement solves the problem.
please actually post useful information, emerge --info and build.log for example.