Lightroom: 4.2 - Undo of "Group into Stack" creates single-image-stacks

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LR 4.2 final 64 Bit on Win7. Steps to reproduce:

1. Select a folder containing about a dozen photos, all *not* part of a stack
2. Group photos so that three or four stacks are created and all photos are in a stack
3. Expand all stacks
4. Select all photos
5. Group into stack (now a single stack containing all photos of folder is there)

Expected result at step 6: Stacking goes back to the previous three or four stacks

Actual result: Apparently only one of the stacks is restored, and all other photos are now contained in "single-photo-stack" displaying the "photo is part of the stack" badge with the number zero [!] in it. Expaning/collapsing those "stacks" seems to hide/show the previously existing stacks, but they are definitely gone. The "unstack" command is not available to "break up" the "single-photo-stacks". A restart of LR does not help.

However, there seems to be a workaround: When selecting the "single-photo-stacks" together with a "normal stack", the "unstack" command works and will convert the "single-photo-stacks" to normal, single images.
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This was fixed in Lightroom 5 or later.