There is a fork of rtl-sdr that adds many bug-fixes and improvements to the original rtl-sdr code base. I have been asked to add it to our drivers repository and I think we could add it under a different name that provides the same library. I think users could then install it as an alternative to the existing rtl-sdr package.
We agreed to call it rtl-sdr-x, which will also be the name in pybombs.
I have never tried think but I think it is possible as I have seen something similar with other packages, e.g. libcurl.