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 [1]
> 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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