gives the attached output
Created attachment 3081 [details]
output from emerge control-panel
This is strange, since this is in control-center:
Please verify the integrity of your pkgconfig install, if possible reinstall it.
# emerge rsync
# emerge -C pkgconfig
# emerge control-panel
Calculating dependencies !!! Couldn't find match for control-panel; aborting.
Now what is this?!
something very very wrong.
emerge -pe gnome , see if it finds anything there
it seems emerge -C gconf; emerge gconf solved the issue