On my former system I used HSOconnect for my internal 3g modem to easily connect to my ISP. Changed to the always-up-to-date gentoo I run into the problem, that the version from the dottout-overlay didn’t installed on my 2.6 python. Therefore I hacked my first own ebuild, and pushed into my brandnew gentoo overlay.

To use it, activate my overlay by adding a line „http://absorb.it/software/gentoo/gentoo-overlay.xml“ in the overlays section of /etc/layman/layman.cfg

vi /etc/layman/layman.cfg

overlays  : http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/overlays/repositories.xml

Than sync your overlays with „layman -s“ and add my one with „layman -a absorb.it“. Now you should be able to install hsoconnect 2.1.19 with emerge.

rene@sailfish ~ $ emerge -pv hsoconnect
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies… done!
[ebuild   R   ] net-dialup/hsoconnect-1.2.19  0 kB [1]
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
Portage tree and overlays:
[0] /usr/portage
[1] /var/lib/layman/absorb.it

If you don’t like to add my complete overlay (you never know what comes next and how buggy it will be) just download it with „git clone git://absorb.it/gentoo-overlay“ and install the net-dialup section into your local portage tree „/usr/local/portage/“, this should have the same result

#> git clone git://absorb.it/gentoo-overlay
#> cd gentoo-overlay
#> cp -r net-dialup /usr/local/portage/