i have auto-upgrades enabled, and this still doesn't work here.
knot-libdnssec - 2.3.0-2
knot-libknot - 2.3.0-2
knot-libzscanner - 2.3.0-2
knot-resolver - 1.1.1-8
obviously, my configuration will silently fail on the next reboot, as /etc/init.d seems to be regenerated from the package. or something happened here that made my configuration go away, i am not sure what.
update: i have found out that while the include actually works now, it is overriden by other "forward" directives. so before my file is included, there are directives like:
in the config, which override my site-specific configs...
the solution is to disable forwarding, which impacts performance, but makes things work...
uci set resolver.common.forward_upstream=0