I think the problem is that the newer package is no longer in the repo. I had it moved into 5.9.../testing/net, back when the packages were built.
I don't recall if glsapt saw it as a newer package or not, I just searched for it, and then marked it to be installed.
Now when I search for it, it is not there in the list on glspat, and I can't locate it using web browser @ http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/
I think it might have been removed, perhaps on accident, when there was a few of us working on the repo at one time -- we were unorganized for a while there.
I will put it back into 5.9/testing/net after I Post here. If it IS in the repo somewhere, then we can safely remove it from testing.Update
As seen in the screen shot, it DOES see the RC as an upgrade