Originally Posted by nemecb
According to the Gentoo version bump bug, it apparently works to just rename the ebuild and it works fine. You might need to create a local Portage overlay to do that though.
I'm kind of new to Gentoo, so I'm not sure what "creating an overlay" means or what you'd rename the ebuild to.
Do you have a link to an article on gentoo-wiki or somewhere that could explain the overlay thing?