On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Carsten Mattner via arch-general < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Yes it's easy to downgrade manually on a single machine, but my suggestion is about repo maintainers having a mechanism to force a downgrade via the index. This is less of an issue for LTS distros but important for non-testing users of Arch and other rolling distros. The package maintainer cannot know that 3.3 has a corruption bug and naturally trusts ffmpeg's announcement that 3.3 is a stable release. I did too and was surprised. It's my first ffmpeg surprise and usually ffmpeg is reliable.
They do, it's called the epoch (see man PKGBUILD).