Basic question: Why do I need two versions of glibc?
The background:
After cleaning up non-sys stuff with help of eix-test-obsolete it now shows 

Installed packages with a version not in the database (or masked):
[D] sys-libs/glibc ( 2.6.1
(2.2)@29.12.2007 -> 2.6.1(2.2)): GNU libc6 (also called glibc2) C library

emerge --depclean -p
gives me among other things:
>>> These are the packages that would be unmerged:

   protected: none
     omitted: 2.6.1

Yesterday I courageously unemerge =glibc- This made my 
system unbootable. The following thread 
led me out of there. I`d reinstalled glibc-2.6.1  and now I'm in the same 
situation as before.

equery depends =sys-libs/glibc-2.6.1 lists about 30 entries
equery depends =sys-libs/glibc- lists 27 entries of which 
some are the same some are different.

glibc- seems to be a leftover from initial install back in 

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