After you install your Gentoo system and attempt to run Emerge you may run into the following error message:
!! /etc/make.profile is not a symlink and will probably prevent most merges. !!! It should point into a profile within /usr/portage/profiles/ !!! (You can safely ignore this message when syncing. It's harmless.) !!! If you have just changed your profile configuration, you should revert !!! back to the previous configuration. Due to your current profile being !!! invalid, allowed actions are limited to --help, --info, --sync, and !!! --version.
Have no fear... this is an easy fix! To repair this you simply need to run emerge with the --sync flag.
# sudo emerge --sync
Once it has completed you should be able to run emerge normally.
--Kelly Koehn 14:40, 20 June 2009 (CDT)
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