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Gentoo recently underwent major changes with regard to it's php packages. Read about them here:

This tip shows how to get your box in compliance while staying with php4.

package.mask

The following line in package.mask will prevent php-5 from being installed, forcing the use of php-4:

File: /etc/portage/package.mask
>=dev-lang/php-5

package.use

Tweak your use flags:

File: /etc/portage/package.use
dev-lang/php apache2 session berkdb dba ...

emerge

Now switch to dev-lang/php:

Code:
$ emerge --unmerge dev-php/mod_php dev-php/php
$ emerge dev-lang/php
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