Cannot re-use static IP address bug is STILL a problem in 2.9.2 (current stable)

This is an old bug which was allegedly fixed for maas 2.5 however it STILL EXISTS in 2.9.2. Thje DB entry had a lease time of 0, and the only way I could deply the machine was to manuall delete the DB entries (via the procedure in the bug regport) and then I could assign it statically to the host and deploy it…

Sounds similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/maas/2.9/+bug/1902425 which is reportedly fixed in the next 2.9 or 3.0 releases, any time soon now hopefully:
Auto assign IP not working