[zeromq-dev] [users of zeromq OBS repositories read here] changes to packages versions on OBS

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 16:25:41 CEST 2017


Suse's OBS source service finally supports using git tags as package
versions through some mangling.

The libzmq, czmq, zyre and malamute packages built on OBS now have a
sensible version rather than the previous <unix timestamp>.<last git
hash>, in the new form: <last git tag>+git<last git commit's date in
yyyymmdd format>.

Unfortunately there's a catch, technically the new versions are lower
than the previous ones so they have to be manually installed as most
package managers will not downgrade by default.

For example, on Debian you would:

sudo apt-get install libzmq5=4.2.2+git20170429-0

This has to be done manually only once to transition to the new version

Sorry for the slight inconvenience, but it's a good improvement.

Finally, I've removed builds for some EOL distros and added new
releases, like Ubuntu 17.04.


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

An epoch could have been set, but then older versions from OBS would
have priority over newer versions from your distro, which is not good.
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