On 21-03-2023 22:11, Joel Rosdahl wrote:
I think that what made things unclear to me was the "revert" part which just
didn't fit my mental model of how things work. But under "Applying for an
unblock" I now read "[...] revert [...] e.g. by using a
new-version+reallyold-version versioning scheme". I've never seen that
workaround before. So IIUC this suggests using a version like
4.8-2+really4.7.5? Are there other ways since it says "e.g."?

You can use any version you like that's bigger than what's currently in the archive. But to prevent epochs you want a version that's lower than the next upstream version. The +really scheme is quite common for this purpose.


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