The default configuration as installed by current ebuild davfs2-1.3.3.ebuild lets davfs2run as user davfs2 which is not automatically created emerge.
The patch creates user and group in pkg_setup.
Created attachment 194853 [details, diff]
patch vs davfs2-1.3.3 to generate user and group davfs2
Please bring in the patch, it is a pain, to install davfs2 and create user 'davfs2' and group 'davfs2' by hand on every machine.
Created attachment 265589 [details]
Yeah, group is clearly needed, otherwise mount refuses to start.
Attached patch adds 'davfs2' group and short guideline for quick start.
Pushed patch to the tree.
Urs, thank you for the fix!