The configure step fails if x11-libs/pango is not installed.
After installing x11-libs/pango, the emerge succeeds.
Interesting... But pango is a dependency of gtk, which must also be installed if USE="X".
Or are you installing this with USE="-X"?
I know it's been a while, but can you remember how you got into this situation in the first place?
I do not remember how this problem occurred.
I doubt that I unmerged pango.
I'm sure that the USE keyword "X" is not disabled.
Thanks for reading this bug. Maybe you can close it.
+*gkrellm-2.3.5-r3 (24 Mar 2015)
+ 24 Mar 2015; Justin Lecher <email@example.com>
+ +files/gkrellm-2.3.5-binding.patch, +files/gkrellm-2.3.5-config.patch,
+ +files/gkrellm-2.3.5-sansfont.patch, +files/gkrellm-2.3.5-width.patch,
+ +gkrellm-2.3.5-r3.ebuild, metadata.xml:
+ Bump to EAPI=5; add missing dependency on x11-libs/pango, #382235; fix for
+ format-security, #520556; import various patches from fedora