Why there is no Gentoo ebuild for Rakitzis's rc is a mystery to me. Isn't somebody using it? Probably, except they never submitted the ebuild, eh? There does exist a Debian package, so I'll take a look at their patches. This is software that hasn't changed in a few years, so it's probably not extremely popular; otherwise someone would be piling features upon it (not that I object to that).
Dang, dang, dang!
UPDATE: The Debian patch looks like it's 'nothing', just the usual Debian cruft. Maybe I'll submit an ebuild after I write it, although I really don't want to get in the position of having to maintain something. That doesn't go well with my pain.