I use eselect all the time. Actually I already had it set to 2.7.3 (as suggested in one suggestion) without success. I also tried to add the python-interpreter=”/usr/bin/python2.7″ as well (again without success).
As a note, you can also use another trick that I do not know if it will work in this case (ie have not tried it yet) setting the hardcoded python above to “/usr/env python2” which will find the installed version 2 of pythong (wether the default is 2.6, 2.7, or installed in some place like /opt).
So, no. Still not joy.
BTW, where are you located? I am in the Washington DC area at the moment, heading into the the New Orleans area for the holidays. If you are within 100 mils of there (or other destinations I will be traveling for fun and/or work) I can look into arranging a meetup to configure a Gentoo box.
BTW, what happened when you tried before? The common mistake is not to build/install a kernel properly. Depending on how far you got I can walk you through it (and to recover from the point you last got). Anyway, let me know…