OK, now it seems to have stabilized in a sense that it doesn’t freeze after a few seconds.
BUt still, each installation totally nukes all of my icon files. After “emerge ETL synfig synfigstudio” ( all three are installed from fresh local git repo) most of my icons on my XFce4 desktop dissapear. ( I ged blank “X” icon in their place). Same goes for my filemanager ( Thunar) etc.
TO get them back, I have to recompile whole xfce, which is major PITA.
I did try autobuild, but since it choked several times along the way, I took a different route. Besides, that autobuild goes totally against Gentoo philosophy. It tires to do everything by itself, in a pretty non-trasparent way.
So on the site, there are several lint to Gentoo ebuilds. I used them as a starting point. Since Gentoo can use git/svn/etc repositories, i made ebuilds that git-clone your repo and then ebuildsa for ETL, synfig and synfigstudio build from there.
Here is my ebuild for synfigstudio:
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