On Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:39:29 -0500 Barry Warsaw <ba...@debian.org> wrote: > I had a conversation with the upstream pip maintainer. In theory it may be > possible. In practice it's often a nightmare to go backwards. I'm willing to > help try to make that happen if others are also willing to help.
I am interested in a fix and willing to help. I have some experience uploading older version using new.REALLY.old version scheme. > >It is not sustainable to expect maintainers to reverse dependencies to fix > >breakage with out giving them advance notice. Since python-bleach has > >autopkgtests defined, it would have been easy to find out if an update of > >python-html5lib would break it or not using a tool like build-and-upload > >script from pkg-ruby-extras team  > > I'm not sure why you think I'd know anything about an obscure Ruby tool. I > still contend that Debian ought to have automatic promotion gating on reverse > dependency building and testing. I've been trying to promote that tool ever since I started using it. I wish that tool is more visible, but it needs more work before it can be packaged. See https://lists.debian.org/debian-ruby/2016/11/msg00011.html > All that aside, if someone wants to help put together a git branch that > properly reverts html5lib to seven-9's, I will gladly review and test it with > pip, and upload it if it looks okay. I would prefer this approach as I prefer to avoid maintaining two versions if possible. I cloned html5lib.git repo, but found recent tags missing there. Can you push them?
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