With the most recent release of the 3.2.1 ebuild for Squid, I'm seeing some severe instability, which I currently have two patches for which I'm testing out.
Now in order to test these two fixes out I need to apply two patches to the squid source code prior to it being built.
However as the squid ebuild does not support epatch_user I'm unable to put these patches into /etc/portage/patches/net-squid/ directory to have them automagically applied as part of the ebuild.
This bugzilla entry is therefore to request the addition of the epatch_user functionality in the ebuild, so that external patches can be included and tested easily.
Some references to that are here:
It *looks* easy enough to implement but as I'm not a dev I need to leave the final call about that to someone else who understands ebuilds more than I do.
Done in net-proxy/squid-3.4.4.