libpng transition?

Dan Ports dports at
Fri Jan 21 11:14:54 PST 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 02:10:08PM -0500, Jack Howarth wrote:
>    I not referring to that. Rather I am concerned about the case where
> libpng and a number of packages that require it are already installed.
> If the user does a 'sudo port selfupdate' and 'sudo port outdated', what
> insures that none of the packages being upgraded aren't built before the
> new soversion of libpng is installed? The absence of any checks for
> version dependencies in MacPorts appears to make that impossible. It is
> very unfortunate that the depends-lib file doesn't allow for a syntax
> like...

Because ports get upgraded in dependency order, and any port that links
against libpng must depend on it and therefore be upgraded after it?


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL      

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