During some Live Stream autogen hacking tonight it was discovered that after an ego sync and installation of dev-python/httpx-0.23.0, Funtoo Metatools autogen doi downloads breaks and experiencing an infinite download loop.
Here upstream changelog for httpx-0.23.0: https://github.com/encode/httpx/releases/tag/0.23.0
invakid404 and I have reproduced this in multiple fresh LXD containers and physical Funtoo next installs. Also see
FL-9887 for more investigative details.