emerge wants to downgrade packages
generally there's nothing wrong in downgrading packages and means that the version you're using has been masked for some reason.
You should check if the version you currently have is masked for your architecture. If yes emerge is ok and that's a normal behaviour.
You can check that here: http://www.gentoo-portage.com
2008/9/16 Peter Wood <email@example.com>
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I experienced problems with emerge --sync because of a timestamp issue
and followed tha advice I found somewhere on the web to delete the
timestamp.chk file. Now emerge --sync runs fine but it wants to
downgrade a whole bunch of packages. What's wrong?
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